The DEBT talk -- the ceiling! cut this! cut that! -- well, at least the daily ranting about the debt's simmering down.
Now is the time for me to dare to grab the subject, and ask loudly, ask smartly, or dumbly, why does the debt have to be paid off?
Don't shout back your answers right now. Just travel along with me on this subject for a minute.
Experts -- the best, most trusted, smartest money advisers, say pay off the national debt so that our children and their children and their kids, and the kids' children aren't inheriting it.
Experts say, pay it off now, before the interest on the debt becomes more than the debt itself. This is credit card practical reasoning, that you and I are familiar with.
Politicians have made this their issue -- it sounds good. It's sells. It appeals to folks with families, homes, possessions that they've worked hard to get-- stuff they've bought with their credit cards.
Does this practical, solid, sound, financial reasoning apply to our country?
We can pay for what the government is/was/ passionately, trying-trying to handle, IF tax cuts are not renewed, IF those who benefited from these tax cuts pay their taxes.
We are fighting a war.
Health care needs financing.
Roads, bridges, buildings, railroads, electrical grid, our power supplies need repair. refurbishing, updating, and expanding.
Our population is growing -- things are being used more than ever before.
People need jobs. Fixing things will make jobs.
We can't have America the beautiful, can't fight the wars we're fighting to expand and protect democracy, can't fix what's broken down and worn out, can't pay for SS, Medicare, health care, and unemployment insurance, without spending money.
Stop, close your mouth -- don't spout the logic, the seductive words of politicians. Go with what you know about this country and want to maintain in this country.
I'll say it again -- if our government stops spending money on current needs, in order to pay off the money that was spent by the government years ago, we're stuck with where we are right now. Right now we are stuck.
Okay, I know and already can name people, friends, who do not agree with me.
Friends, Americans, countrymen, stop repeating the bad words -- wash your mouth out with soap -- those bad words are personal convictions, election hopes, promises, political dreams. Let's handle what's happening right now.
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