I remember in the not very distant past, when our representatives spoke of the ‘deficit’, it was in the term of billions in debt. It was after the Democrats got into office that the deficit took off to a trillion for the first time and quickly snowballed to 3 trillion with all the ‘bailouts’ and other hugely unpopular legislation being forced down our throats such as Obamacare. Three trillion was described to us in the news as something that our great grandchildren would be burdened with as a way of explaining what the size and scope of this debt really meant.
Now we are pushing the 15 trillion dollar debt mark! This took two short years! With no end in sight! The Democrats want to raise the debt ceiling without making any effort to curb spending! Now that’s being responsible!
I think that there are two ways to look at this based on how all of our so-called representatives have acted. One way is that we really are not in the financial trouble that is being portrayed in the news and in Washington. That the USA is really super wealthy beyond all of our wildest imaginations and we as tax payers can support not only our country but the whole world, the politicians know that, and therefore show no real concern in their callous spending of our tax dollars. Because, if we were in real trouble, shouldn’t cuts in spending immediately begin with all foreign aid around the world being cut off ? If you believe the news, explain how we can support the world yet we cant support ourselves?? The money saved by cutting welfare to the world alone could be put to work rebuilding infrastructure, helping the flood and tornado victims in our own country, etc! The runaway spending simply does not ‘jive’ with our country being broke…..
The second way to look at a wildly out of control 15 trillion dollar + deficit is, (if it is real) that our entire government from the top down is grossly incompetent with no thought of what is in the nations ‘best interest! How do you see it? Is anyone out there getting angry at their ‘representatives’ yet?
I don’t see many comments here, tear yourself away from the ‘smoke screen’ of sports for a split second to see whats actually going on around you because you will not be prepared to deal with the shock of hyper-inflation, (look it up) in the not very distant future. The majority of you are not even paying attention….unbelievable.
Mark Shean, submitted 5-13-2011