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This pattern must be halted

January 22, 2014
Messenger News

Both liberals in Congress and President Barack Obama insist they will not tolerate conservative initiatives to get government spending under control. No doubt in mid-February, when Congress is asked to approve a new national debt ceiling, lawmakers will go along meekly.

But look at what has happened during just the past few years:

On Jan. 20, 2009, as Obama was being inaugurated for his first term, the national debt was $10.6 trillion.

It is about $17.3 trillion now - an increase of $6.7 trillion during only five years of Obama's presidency. The debt now is more than the total value of all goods and services produced by Americans in a year.

Good heavens. This behavior is unsustainable.



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