Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

February 6, 2013

Time for action on the national debt

The problem gets bigger and bigger and neither the president nor Congress knows what to do about it?

We’re talking about our current national debt.

As of January, the deficit could reach another trillion dollars and this would be for the fifth straight year in a row? Serious money, wouldn’t you say?

The world is starting to notice the magnitude of the American government’s debt. It currently stands at $16.5 trillion and grows each day. Let’s look at it like this: If you put together a stack of $1,000 bills, it would go up to 900 miles high. If the stack was in $1 bills, it would reach to the moon and back twice? Yeah, really. That’s hard to imagine, isn’t it?

It’s high time the president and Congress does something about it? Otherwise, we could all crash and burn?

They’ve had plenty of time to correct it but it’s not done?

The net worth of Bill Gates is roughly $56 billion. This would cover the deficit for 15 days. Net worth of Warren Buffett is roughly $50 billion. This would cover it for 13 days?

Call or write your representatives now.

Ron Penland

Wytheville, Va.


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