Does Anybody Really Care about America’s $22 Trillion Debt? –
by Stuart MacPhail June, 2019
On June 18 the Orlando Sentinel carried a piece entitled “National debt is $22 trillion and counting, and neither party cares”. The author, Scott Maxwell, says “At $22 trillion, the national debt is so large, it’s hard for most people to fathom. The number has more zeros than a football team has players on the field: $22,000,000,000,000.”
He points out that “It took this country more than a century to accumulate its first trillion dollars in debt. Now we add a trillion dollars each year.”
Maxwell writes “Every now and again someone makes a stab at curbing the debt and gets roundly rejected. Republican Sen. Rand Paul tried just two weeks ago but was pooh-poohed by most of his fellow Republicans…. Paul’s plan was flawed. But most politicians have given up on even trying — including those who constantly yap about being fiscal conservatives.” Read Maxwell’s piece HERE.