Letter: Logically, debt is out of reach
Friday, June 1, 2012
Reading her May 23 letter, "Romney has history of bully tactics," I get that Jacqueline M. Cruz likely will not vote for Mitt Romney. What I don't get is how she believes, "With what the candidates spent (on their own campaigns) in the last few months, we could have had the deficit paid down." Assuming she refers only to the current U.S. national debt (and not the total of all unfunded liabilities), she's off by about 2,000 times. We are adding about $4 billion per day to the debt, and by the time the election rolls around in November, the deficit will be around $16 trillion. It is estimated the various campaigns for all U.S. federal offices (presidential and congressional) will spend about $8 billion this year; enough by Cruz's method to keep us "debt free" for two whole days.
I don't need to know how she arrived at her other thoughts about Medicare and babies.
James D. Borden