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Fri., April 24, 2009, 9:09 a.m.

Where does it stop?

David Horsey,, (The Spokesman-Review)
David Horsey,, (The Spokesman-Review)

Good morning, Netizens...

So, we've collectively got a huge deficit, right? What I think David Horsey is asking in his cartoon is, just whose deficit is it, anyway? Before, under the George Bush administration, we could all gleefully stand and point our fingers at George W. and say something like, “See what you have done, George. You're a naughty man for allowing such a thing to happen on your watch.”

Of course, some might say we were playing partisan politics for saying such things, but then, perhaps not.

Now that Obama has increased the deficit with various bailout schemes and other ways he is trying to save our national economy, at some point in time we must, in all fairness, make the deficit his property.

My belief is that until that dinosaur called our national deficit starts shrinking downward, it is his, and now we must point at Barack Obama and say, “See what you have done, Barack. You're a naughty man for allowing this to continue to grow.”

Some may suggest that we are playing party politics again. Perhaps not. The bottom line remains the same. Unless he figures out a way to shrink that T-Rex we call our national deficit, we are in such deep doo-doo.

Of course, I am anxiously awaiting everyone's thoughts on this, as it affects our children and grandchildren, perhaps as much as two generations from now.


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