Once Upon A Time, There Was A Senator….

America’s debt has passed the current generation by and has now become a problem for future generations to deal with.  Those not yet with us are going to ask, “What the hell were our grandparents thinking?”  It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.  We hear so much from our government and special interest groups about doing things for the children.  It appears we have now  r e a l l y   d o n e   s o m e t h i n g    s p e c i a l   for the children.  Something to the tune of trillions and tillions (and climbing) of dollars of debt.  The governments insatiable need to spend has left us all wondering…WTF?

The government has, I believe, raised its debt limit something like 74 times and they are now debating raising the debt ceiling for a 75th time.  Some say we need,  and have to raise the limit,  while others say we can’t.  Some of those in the “we can’t” camp might be willing to raise the debt limit provided some spending concessions are made.  It’s generally Democrats in favor of raising and Republicans against raising our spending limit.  Depending on which way the wind is blowing and which party is in charge, these stances can change.  This brings me to:  Once upon a time, there was a senator who said,

“Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally.  Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’  Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren.  America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” —Sen. Barack Obama, March 20, 2006, when he voted against raising the debt ceiling.

As you can see, Senator Obama appears to have had a change of heart.  Hmmmm….wonder why that is?  Do you think it could it be for “The Children?” Just asking.

Tom McClusky, has an interesting article about our national debt in HumanEvents.Com.  It’s titled, Debt Be Not Proud.   It’s worth reading.  Here is the link:

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=43215

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