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DEBT: Our nation’s sinkhole is growing

Letter by Matthew Philichi, Gig Harbor on March 4, 2013 at 1:09 pm with No Comments »
March 4, 2013 1:09 pm

For many years under the house at 240 Faithway Drive in Seffner, Fla., a gigantic sinkhole was forming. As other sinkholes in Florida, it got bigger and bigger every year. No one knew about the problem until the night of Feb. 28. Jeff Bush, while sleeping in his bed, was pulled down through his floor over 100 feet deep to his death.

Like the sinkhole in Florida, our nation’s debt is also growing every day. We all watch as the debt grows faster and faster every year. Unlike the sinkhole, we can see it and do something about it. Unfortunately, President Obama and the Democrats still don’t see a problem with national deficits and growing debt. They just want to spend more money.

Jeff Bush had no idea that a catastrophe was going to happen Thursday night. If he would have he certainly would have made changes. We know exactly what will happen. We will look like Greece. We just don’t know when.

Obama worked very hard to be president. Now it is time to lead. It is now time to stop discussing Mickey Mouse issues like global warming, gay marriage and the minimum wage and start dealing with the national issue that will eventually destroy us.

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