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Your Opinion: Deal approved, but debt will rise

Your Opinion: Deal approved, but debt will rise

August 4th, 2011 by Dennis Givens, Jefferson City in News

Dear Editor:

Well our elected officials have once again pasted a bill in a crises without reading it. Now in a few years we will be in debt only $23 trillion not the projected $26 trillion. They want us to believe this is cutting spending. They will be home this month holding town halls and telling us how their vote saved the nation from a default that was never going to happen.

The government takes in enough money to pay the interest on the debt, Social Security, the military and Medicare. Then programs and agencies would have had to be cut back or closed.

Let us show up at these town halls and ask them to explain why we will be in debt around $17 trillion in about 24 months and explain to us just how does that put us on the right track. Once again, I believe we need to elect men and women of integrity (Democrat or Republican) as the Bible says, "let your yes be yes and your no be no."

May God see us through the Emperor Obama era.