- Posted September 3, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Debt Hits $16 Trillion & Silence from the White House
The national debt reportedly hit $16 trillion over the weekend. Yet, silence in the media and more critically, silence from the White House.
Does the fact that the nation is in debt for $16 trillion not raise even a slight goosebump on the skin of President Barack Obama or are members of Congress?
Does not the fact that we are so far in debt that most of us will be long dead and gone before a dent is made in the amount owed?
How can we as a nation and how can our elected officials be so nonchalant about this massive problem?
With the Democratic National Convention set to begin tomorrow and the "official" announcement due out from the Bureau of Labor on Tuesday that the US of A is now over $16 trillion in debt, will the President or Vice President Joe Biden provide American voters a plan to start paying off this unsustainable amount?
Will the President address the national debt with a step-by-step solution to making the debt manageable and a method of stopping the current borrowing which is out of control?
Will the Republican team of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan decry the inexcusable mountain of debt?
Will the GOP campaign offer a way out of our borrowing frenzy in concise terms easy to understand?
Why does it seem the American people are willing to just accept $16 trillion of debt without a public outcry?
Why are the email accounts of Representatives and Senators not crashing from the flood of outrage from constituents that our nation is in debt into the next century?
Have we reached a point that we just accept the spiral into debt hell is inevitable and nothing can be done to stop the madness?
From the Cornfield, I am holding out for a hero to have the political fortitude to stand up and say, "Enough is enough. No more borrowing. No more spending what we don't have."
For the survival of the nation, this issue cannot be hidden out of sight and out of mind. We must face our dilemma head-on and meet the challenge without thinking of how tight our belts are pulled.