"The most significant threat to our national security is our debt," Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, August 27,2010

Monday, October 22, 2012

Ask Him About the Debt, Please

Hours of debates behind us.  Thousands of hours of campaign meet and greets behind us.  Tens of thousands of hours of chit chat on the television and articles in newspapers and magazines and on the Internet – all behind us.  And who has a clue about the debt?  Next year?  Four years from now?  Eight years from now?

Tonight they will chatter at each other about Iran and Europe and Russia and China – maybe Fidel will get a few minutes.  Surely they will be all so brilliant about the all so many informed accomplishments in Afghanistan and support for our good friends, the Israelis.  Blah blah blah.

Will anyone suggest that a country up to its eyeballs in debt is neither a leader nor an economic power nor a dependable, reliable friend?  Will anyone ask how a country with a massive outflow in its balance of payments because of so much foreign oil purchased is really going to be seen as an omnipotent military power?  Is someone maybe going to mention that we spend much more on military activities than the next 10 countries combined and yet the world is awash in hate, conflict and tension?  Oh sure, we know, things would be much worse if we didn’t do what we do.  Talk about malarkey.

When Mr. Obama took office the United States owed $10.6 trillion.  Today, we owe $16.2 trillion.  $5.6 trillion in less than four years.  We know Mr. Obama does not have the “take responsibility gene.”  We know he does not believe that “the buck stops here” when he sits in his comfy chair in the oval office.  But the history books will lay the responsibility for the largest debt ever in the history of the world firmly in his lap.  We know that no country, no alliance, no region, no empire has ever won “the race to the top” with debt.  We know that the more the debt rises the lower the power and the influence and the esteem of the United States falls.  They even grasp the concept of inverse relationships at Harvard university.  They just don’t seem to teach it anymore.

Unfortunately, the Hollywood media and specifically, Jim Lehrer and Candy Crowley do not understand this concept.  Will Bob Schieffer?  We’ll see.  TheFundamentals has sent questions to anyone connected with these debates who will receive them – all about the debt.  Foreign policy leadership coming from a country that cannot balance its budget is the same as electing a man president who would sign bills and laws to place debt on unborn children.  Reelecting him is just plain nuts.

Cripes, someone ask him about the debt, please. 

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