Letter: Spending like a drunken sailor


When I was born in 1959, the national debt was under $600 billion. It took 183 years, two world wars and the Korean conflict to amass that much debt. The population was 184 million roughly.

In just 62 years we have added $27 trillion dollars to the debt and the population is now at around 330 million people.

Today, the interest on that debt is equal to what the entire debt was in 1959.

And now they want to shove another $4 or $5 trillion in debt onto our shoulders promising “free” stuff.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s is time to put an end to drunken sailors spending.

Bob Riley

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