By Oscar Y. Harward
In January, 2009 as Barack Obama was sworn in as US President, our National debt was $10.63 Trillion. Today, our National Debt is reaching $17 Trillion, an increase of some $6.3 Trillion in deficit spending in a period of less than 5 years.
According to the Treasury Department, when George W. Bush took office in 2001 the national debt was $5.73 trillion and when Bush left office in 2009, the national debt had increased to $10.63 trillion; an increase in deficit spending of $4.7 Trillion over his entire 2 Presidential terms of 8 years. During President George W. Bush’s 8 years as President, America suffered one of the most expensive storms ever during Hurricane Katrina.
Additionally, under President George W. Bush’s tenure, our USA was attacked on 9/11/01 by radical Islamic Muslims by flying 2 hijacked airplanes into New York’s ‘twin towers’ and an effort to fly another airplane elsewhere.
To protect Americans, President Obama and Capitol Hill legislators were forced to ‘finance’ our new Federal Government Department of Homeland Security Appropriations reaching out to all states, counties, and municipal governments with massive numbers of resources, equipment, and training for specialists in each and all of these branches of governments.
During these less than 5 years as President Obama, Capitol Hill Democrats continue to spend more of (y)our taxpayers’ money; most borrowed from the governments of Saudi Arabia and Communist China. These debts are being left to our children, their children, etc. Currently, every American citizen, young or old, owes $53,531 to our National debt. Every US taxpayer owes $148,133 to our National debt. At the same period of time, these same Democrat Party officials demand more and more of (y)our taxpayers’ earned income in higher taxes.
During these less than 5 years, our National debt has been ‘crammed down our throats’ some $6.3 Trillion deficit spending by President Obama, most Capitol Hill Democrats, and some ‘Republican In Name Only’ (RINO) Republicans.
The ‘problem’ is simple; excessive deficit spending is breaking our national economy, our individual freedoms, our families, and our Constitution. The ‘solution’; stop the spending to save our economy, our individual freedoms, our families, and our Constitution.
When will an American electorate make a wise decision that ‘healthy’ Americans, as individuals, have a responsibility of earning and spending on themselves and their families, rather than depending on a mishandled authority from a freebie and forsaking government?
When will Capitol Hill legislators and other leaders recognize that ‘out-of-control’ spending is destroying our economy, our national economy, our individual freedoms, our families, and our Constitution?
As Margaret Thatcher, the ‘Iron Lady’ once said, "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."
Republican Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), as well as other legislators and supporters who vote and aspire to ‘stop-the-spending’ to save America, our economy, our Constitution, and our families are ‘right on these issues’.
Democrats, Republicans, Independents, etc. who continue to vote and aspire the ‘out-of-control’ spending are destroying our economy, our Constitution, our individual freedoms, and our families, as all of these individuals are ‘wrong on these issues’. Wake up America!
God Bless America!