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U.S. debt tops $17 trillion

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by Anonymousreply 1010/20/2013

So? Cost of the debt is lower than it has been in a generation.

by Anonymousreply 110/20/2013

Troll alert! Troll alert!

by Anonymousreply 210/20/2013

The debt IS getting out of hand. We need to stop the perpetual war machine that profits a few and adds to our national Visa balance. Eisenhower's dire warnings have come true.

Notice how the militarism is creeping into everyday civilian life, and it goes unquestioned? Having servicepeople stationed for combat overseas should not be the norm, as it has been for the past few decades.

by Anonymousreply 310/20/2013

Makes sense. Capitalism is built on debt.

by Anonymousreply 410/20/2013

Washington Times.

Nothing more need be stated.

by Anonymousreply 510/20/2013

"Debt is Bad" guy, what would you have us do?

by Anonymousreply 610/20/2013

If Republicans would stop starting wars and funding them on credit cards while lowering taxes for the wealthy, maybe our debt wouldn't be so high. But then, Republicans were never known as the party of fiscal responsibility. Hypocrisy, greed, and obstructionism, yes. Fiscal responsibility, no.

by Anonymousreply 710/20/2013

The biggest joke of that GOP convention (aside from its very existence) was that ridiculous debt clock they had on stage knowing full well their guys' contribution to it, not to mention the Romney-Ryan plan would've also added to it.

These people live in a haze of utter bullshit when it comes to their own culpability.

I'd feel sorry for them except for the fact that they're such a repulsive lot of douchebags.

by Anonymousreply 810/20/2013

Worse, their actions prevent real action on debt. Sequestration cut pennies from the budget, but has hampered agencies (especially the already efficient ones) from fulfilling their mission.

To fix the debt, we need to address the big tickets: spending on defense, social programs, and the historically low tax rates. Obama and the Democrats have shown willingness to give somewhat, but the Republicans refuse to give any ground. For all the saber rattling of the Tea Party, dealing with the debt has only been delayed - which means the pain will have to be greater.

by Anonymousreply 910/20/2013

What r5 said. The W Times is right wing propoganda nonsense.

by Anonymousreply 1010/20/2013
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