Debt-addicted nation needs help

Our elected officials in Washington, D.C., seem to have one answer for all problems: Pile on more debt.

Have criminal behavior on Wall Street? Pile on more debt. Want to fight an unpopular war? Pile on more debt. Spending more per student for education than any nation on Earth, but getting bad results? Pile on more debt. The sick have to ask an insurance company for permission to see a doctor? Pile on more debt.

This is the last thing a debt-addicted nation needs. It is the equivalent of solving a person’s heroin addiction by providing more heroin. The only possible outcome in both cases is extreme trauma or eventual death. The death of any person is tragic, but the death of a nation is too horrible for words. And that is exactly where we’re headed if “change” doesn’t happen soon.

Michael H. Bond

Monroe

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