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Debt, starvation and taxes…

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

Good morning, Netizens...

Ah, the federal debt. David Horsey shows a lifelike rendition of what it must feel like to be our ostensible founder and guardian, Uncle Sam, sitting beneath the incredible weight of our national debt. He makes a point of bringing former President Bill Clinton into the argument, while totally ignoring both former President Bushes, who perhaps bear a considerable responsibility for our having such a debt on our backs.

The unspoken question, left untouched by David Horsey, is how much does such a huge debt have on our personal lives?

In an aside, is there any truth to the Internet rumor that some morning we will awake and most of our country will be owned by the Chinese or Japanese? For that matter, might the South Koreans even have dibs on most of our infrastructure?

I remember the history of television sets older than my granddaughters. Hallicrafters, RCA Victor and Sylvania to name just a few of the names of old TV's and radios back when. They worked like workhorses, had tubes you could replace and still are in use in some backwoods areas of the country even today. Modern kids want Eurasian equipment, such as Aiwa, Sony, Panasonic and the list is long. If they die, you throw them into the nearest landfill and start over.

Before someone rises up to remind me how little our national purchasing habits have to do with our National Debt, our government is spending money we do not have, just as some Americans are spending more than they possess.

That debt is overwhelming. Of course, your opinions may differ.


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