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DEBT: Congress should heed former senator’s words

Letter by Ora Clark, Federal Way on March 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm with No Comments »
March 6, 2014 9:28 am

If only our congressional team would take heed of retired Sen. Alan Simpson’s words Tuesday on CNBC: “Play small-ball and 10 to 15 years from now your country will be sucking canal water, and that’s the way it is. It’s called the debt. It’s $17.3 trillion, heading for 20, and at some point the people who have loaned us 20 trillion bucks will say you’ve got a dysfunctional government and you’ve got a Congress that doesn’t work.”

He also pointed to our Social Security system, whose future solvency has been neglected for decades.

Why is this all happening? I believe that it is because almost every member of Congress is more concerned with passing legislation which is in his/her best interests at the next election instead of legislation which is in the best interests of the country.

To them, re-election is more important than the good of the country. Remember that in November, and ask Sen. Maria Cantwell and your representative that question.

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