The deficit and debt was perhaps the #1 or at least top 3 issues for Republicans for nearly a decade. Trump labeled himself the “King of Debt”. After inheriting a roughly $475bil deficit, Trump and crew have more than doubled it back to $1trillion 2009 levels. Conservative media pundits don’t mention the deficit anymore.
So, since Trump is the leader of the GOP - and still our President! - what is his plan? Has he mentioned the deficit during his last year of being POTUS?
The only way to fund military and a wall was to pander to Democrat demands for excessive spending on their pork. Without a strong military and a wall, the USA would very soon have ceased to have viable defenses. It’s called prioritising and politics.
Our national debt is something that truly scares me for the future generations. Children that haven’t even been born yet…will be saddled with debt. If anyone remembers, that’s how “we” all began…taxation without representation. If interest rates rise, “we” won’t be able to service the debt. If…we can’t service it, is there any other country on this planet that has a strong economy? If so, their money may then become the gold standard of the world. If that happens, we’ll lose our ability to print money, that has a respected value in this same world. Then…everything as “we” know it, changes. That’s too much risk folks for tomorrow and frankly, I’m not seeing the rewards today. What the ■■■■ is going on? Spending is out of control and all of us should be united in influencing our reps to cut WASTEFUL spending. How “waste” is determined…is the secret.
So what we need to do then is elect an outright socialist or extreme lefty to bring us free healthcare and college tuition. While we’re at it, let’s open our borders and allow people from all over the world to come in freely and partake of our wonderful benefits because they’re FREE after all. In fact, maybe the US should just set the example and make everything free. The rest of the world would then quickly follow suit, make everything free and then the entire debt problems of the world are gone. No one owes anything for anything because everything’s free.
The solution is so simple even a liberal can understand it.
When you think small, one tends to miss the fact that by completing the wall, just the savings alone will pay for it many times each year, there after. Since the majority of those expenses would have been spent on Mexicans, one could conclude that in a backwards way, Mexico did pay for the wall. Isn’t that cool?