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{"id":564201,"block_id":"AgreeAhmed_1359930360","theme_id":21,"user_id":201210,"path":"Up2HoyasSocSafetyNet","title":"The Debt Crisis & the Social Safety Net","pubtitle":"The Debt Crisis & the Social Safety Net","tags":"","public":true,"publicAccess":true,"thumb":"https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-thumbs-200/AgreeAhmed_1359930360.jpg","embedImageUrl":"https://infogram.io/p/4c5f587a9beb312a0685f7389fc88964.png","width":550,"copyright":"Georgetown Up to Us","properties":{"whitelabel":false,"title_link":"infogram","custom_logo":"none","embed_button":"enabled"},"sample":false,"elements":[{"type":"particle","particle_id":12485002,"object_id":"a3cce7f4-ea16-11e4-a037-7b5f270fdca9","particle_type":"maintitle","picture":null,"text":"The Debt Crisis & the Social Safety Net","content_type":"","title":null,"shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":542724,"object_id":"AgreeAhmed1359931329","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Social Security began running a deficit in 2010. Since then, it has covered the difference between spending and tax revenue by drawing from the Social Security Trust Fund. Social Security deficits have eaten up almost half of this Fund in 3 years, which took decades to accumulate.","content_type":"","title":null,"shrink":null},{"type":"chart","chart_id":827924,"object_id":"AgreeAhmed_1359930360","chart_type":"Line","chart_type_nr":6,"data":[[["","2005","2006","2007","2008","2009","2010","2011","2012","2013","2014","2015","2016","2017"],["Social Security Trust Fund","163,239","176,559","180,028","183,003","145,784","102,542","93,278","91,061","72,064","63,131","56,263","59,928","58,293"]]],"custom":{"xlabel":"Source: OMB Historical Tables","ylabel":"(in millions of USD)"},"colors":[],"dimensions":[],"modifier":0},{"type":"particle","particle_id":542887,"object_id":"AgreeAhmed1359935268","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Once the Trust Fund runs out, benefits will be slashed 20-30% and Social Security may start to eat into the funding allocated for other government programs.","content_type":"","title":null,"shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":542722,"object_id":"AgreeAhmed1359930612","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"But that&#39;s not it... don&#39;t forget the interest owed on the national debt","content_type":"","title":null,"shrink":null},{"type":"chart","chart_id":828168,"object_id":"AgreeAhmed_1359934191","chart_type":"Line","chart_type_nr":6,"data":[[["","1990","1991","1992","1993","1994","1995","1996","1997","1998","1999","2000","2001","2002","2003","2004","2005","2006","2007","2008","2009","2010","2011"],["Interest on National Debt","$264,852,544,615.90","$286,021,921,181.04","$292,361,073,070.74","$292,502,219,484.25","$296,277,764,246.26","$332,413,555,030.62","$343,955,076,695.15","$355,795,834,214.66","$363,823,722,920.26","$353,511,471,722.87","$361,997,734,302.36","$359,507,635,242.41","$332,536,958,599.42","$318,148,529,151.51","$321,566,323,971.29","$352,350,252,507.90","$405,872,109,315.83","$429,977,998,108.20&quot;","$451,154,049,950.63","$383,071,060,815.42","$413,954,825,362.17","$454,393,280,417.03"]]],"custom":{"ylabel":"Interest (in hundreds of billions)","xlabel":"Source: TreasuryDirect.gov"},"colors":["#ff9000","#363636","#636363","#898989","#acacac","#cccccc","#ebebeb","#ffffff"],"dimensions":[],"modifier":0},{"type":"chart","chart_id":828176,"object_id":"AgreeAhmed_1359934321","chart_type":"Textual","chart_type_nr":23,"data":[[["6.4","cents of every federal dollar spent paying off the debt in 2011","upPath",""],["227","billion dollars interest owed on national debt in 2011. 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