What a difference 10 years made in the Debt Ceiling

This post was written by marc on May 16, 2011
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

As America hits the debt ceiling I can’t help but to remember where we were 10 years ago. When President Clinton left office our national debt was 1/3 of what it is now. We were paying off the national debt and looking forward to a debt free America. Our biggest debate was what we were going to do with the surplus.

Then the Republicans took over and solved that problem. They took a prosperous nation and turned America into a third world banana republic. Now they are trying to pose as if Republicans actually care about the debt ceiling. We could do something about the national debt but Congress is going to have to give up political games. We need to get out of Iraq and Angahnastan, tax the rich, get off of middle east oil, and we need serious reforms in litigation and liability. But most importantly we need to decide we are one nation and give up the stupid petty bickering and put reality first when it comes to deciding what to do.

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