Small West Virginia Town Is Booming Thanks To Nation’s Debt Of $17 Trillion

Gregory Korte, USA TODAY Rarely do politicians invoke the national debt without prefacing it by an ominous adjective like “crushing” or “unconscionable.” Even President Obama once called it “unpatriotic.” But in Parkersburg, W.Va., the debt has no adjectives. Only decimal places. More than 1,800 federal employees work at the Bureau of the Public Debt in […]