Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

November 2, 2012

Washington: stop spending our money

— — The president’s idea of getting us out of debt is to spend more. What is he thinking? Since Obama has taken office, we have $6 trillion more dollars to pay back.

How much is a trillion? Let’s put it this way.  A million dollars is a stack of $1,000 bills 2 to 4 inches high, a billion is a stack of $1,000 bills 24 feet high, and a trillion is a stack of $1,000 bills  64 miles high.

That means we are in the hole of debt 384 miles deep.

Can’t see the light of day from that far down. And when the government runs short of cash they just tell the fed to print some more worthless paper. Hey, I thought they put people in jail for that!

Hey Washington, to get out of debt, stop spending. America, think about it and vote Nov. 6!

Larry Shrader

North Tazewell, Va.

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