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Borrowing and spending only increases the national debt

February 4, 2009

Everywhere I turn, I either hear talk or read articles about how much H.R. 1, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is needed now to prevent our current economic situation from becoming a real depression. I urge you, dear reader to just skim the text of the legislation and draw your own conclusions as to what this spending package will really accomplish.

I could write about all the things that irritate enrage me about this legislation, but it’s far more informative for you to read it for yourself. Then, and only then, will you realize what our government is doing to future generations of Americans.

No doubt you’ve heard the talking heads on television tell you how much good, borrowing and spending this more than $800 billion dollars will do for the economy. If that were really true, we should have the best economy in the history of the world right now and there would be no recession or talk of depression. After all, we’ve borrowed and sent over $10 trillion. How much more do we have to borrow to be prosperous again?

On the off chance that a politician might read my words, I have a request. Please give me a responsible government. Make it a government that is capable of accepting the limitations put upon it by our founding fathers. Add to it, representatives of the people, rather than representatives of corporate interests that bankroll and by extension, own political candidates. Please stop spending more money than you have. Please stop promising free things to people in exchange for their votes; free is never really free… somebody always has to pay. I for one, am more than a little tired of paying for your promises.

Until next time,
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