The prevailing argument by conservatives that it is the policies of the current administration that are responsible for an unsustainable debt is not only ludicrous, but not factual. Blame for the debt cannot be laid at the door of liberals, and all that is really being argued is how money is spent. The unsettling fact is that this administration is more fiscally conservative than the previous Republican administration.
War is not cheap, even when financed with deficit spending, nor is the support of unfriendly and unpopular governments in the Middle East.
The lies that took this nation into a war that has lasted longer than any war in U.S. history, cost this great nation billions and trillions of dollars, largely due to the reckless and feckless conduct of a “conservative” Republican president and congress. Yes, it’s true that while some Democrats also signed on to this 13-year war built on lies, in all fairness, the current president did not.
It is ludicrous to suggest that the National Parks budget impacted our debt and not compare it to the impact of 13 years of war. The so-called “conservative party” would have you believe that the debt being passed on to our kids was created solely by the “liberal party,” but for reasons already discussed, such logic is deeply flawed.
In conclusion, let me point out that liberals, for all their faults, gave us Social Security and Medicare. For those of us who feel that these liberal programs, once described by conservatives as socialistic, protest this step toward socialism and find the courage of their convictions by sending back their monthly checks and allow the rest of us to enjoy the most successful government insurance program in history.
Richard Nielsen, Royal Palm Beach