“Are We Broke Yet?” in Slate presents two graphs that chillingly depict our federal financial situation. One of them is entitled “Cash in the Treasury’s Bank Account” (in billions of dollars) and the other is “Total National Debt” (in TRILLIONS of dollars). Look at them and weep. Actually, look at them and demand that Congress and the president hold the line on further spending NOW.
If Slate can recognize the dire problem, why can’t Lynn Woolsey? Will she ever comprehend that we just cannot continue to spend? Not likely, unfortunately. Nevertheless, tell her anyway that she needs to vote for reductions in spending. She may be a lame duck, but she continues to have a vote in the House until the day she actually retires.