A clear sight of the mess left by the 111th Congress by David N. Bossie:
The 112th Congress, which will be sworn in later this week, will have the monumental task of cleaning up the mess made by the Democrat-controlled 111th Congress. First and foremost, it should be the goal of this Congress not to increase the exploding national debt. The 111th Congress added a seemingly impossible $3.22 trillion to the national debt in just two years, for a grand total of nearly $13.9 trillion and counting. Every American man, woman and child now owes $44,886.57 each toward the national debt. America cannot sustain itself on this massive borrowing and trillion-dollar deficit spending.
The newly elected Republican majority in the House and the narrowed Republican minority in the Senate have to address this fiscal crisis head-on in the 112th Congress. First, they have to take care of the unfinished business of funding the government for Fiscal Year 2011. Substantial cuts need to be made and hard choices must be dealt with in a responsible manner. As Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen has said, “The most significant threat to our national security is our debt.” Not terrorism, not nuclear weapons, not rogue nations, but our national debt. Unfortunately, President Barack Obama has only responded to this dire issue with a toothless commission and press releases…not real action. When President Obama releases his budget for Fiscal Year 2012 in the next month, a clearer picture will unfold of his intentions. Is President Obama ready to deal with reality?
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