November 12, 2006

National debt is national disaster

U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, addressing the public debt, recently said:

What they (Politicians) don't talk about is a dirty little secret everyone in Washington knows, or at least should. The vast majority of economists and budget analysts agree: The ship of state is on a disastrous course, and will founder on the reefs of economic disaster if nothing is done to correct it.

But it is too late! Herbert Hoover and the Republicans were too late in 1929 when they led us into the crash that Democrats successfully ran against for 50 years.

By 2008, Bush will have given Democrats the issue they will vigorously pursue for the next half-century, i.e., the Bush budget deficit in the trillions of dollars ($10,000,000,000,000).

This is not to mention arrogantly and aggressively throwing us into an unjustified and unnecessary Iraq war, and the historically monumental lobby and special-interest examples of corruption, deceit, fraud and scandal of the Bush-Cheney-Rove years.

Republicans, look out for the elections between now and 2058!

Bill D. Burlison Odenton

The writer is a member of the Anne Arundel County Council. His term expires this year.

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