Why U.S. Cities Are Going Broke

Spending cuts are abound in many U.S. cities as inflation lingers and pandemic-era stimulus dries up. At least 53 major cities have debt obligations that outstrip their assets, according to an estimate from Truth in Accounting. The group estimates higher debt burdens than many public officials report, due to allegedly underreported retiree benefits. The rising public debt may potentially leave future generations on the hook for financial decisions made by today’s leaders.

Chapters:
0:00-01:01 Cold Open
01:10-04:45 Chapter 1: Spending
04:45-06:53 Chapter 2: Management
06:53-08:39 Chapter 3: Credit ratings
08:39-10:46 Chapter 4: Federal help

Produced and Edited by: Carlos Waters
Animation: Christina Locopo, Jason Reginato
Supervising Producer: Lindsey Jacobson
Additional Footage: Getty Images

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Why U.S. Cities Are Going Broke

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