So much for “un­pa­tri­otic” debt

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

For many years now the coun­try has been lean­ing to­ward be­com­ing the United States of So­cial­ist Amer­ica (USSA). The main­stream me­dia and Democrats are crit­i­ciz­ing Pres­i­dent Trump’s pro­posed bud­get, a gen­uine at­tempt at redi­rect­ing fed­eral spend­ing and balanc­ing the bud­get in the long run. If Democrats or the main­stream me­dia have of­fered pro­pos­als to ac­com­plish those goals, I’m not aware of them.

Many on the left com­plain that “the rich” do not pay their fair share of taxes. I won­der where we would be if the peo­ple with the money did not pro­vide jobs for oth­ers. For ex­am­ple, how many jobs is Bill Gates ul­ti­mately re­spon­si­ble for hav­ing cre­ated? Nev­er­the­less, the tax code does need re­vi­sion.

I can’t for­get how can­di­date Barack Obama said the $4 tril­lion debt in­crease un­der Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush was “ir­re­spon­si­ble” and “un­pa­tri­otic.” We all know what hap­pened to the debt on Pres­i­dent Obama’s watch. Of course, to the po­lit­i­cal left the debt hike was the fault of nei­ther Mr. Obama nor the Democrats — even though Mr. Obama had said his ad­min­is­tra­tion would be “a one-term deal” if he failed to re­duce the debt by half dur­ing his first term.

I be­lieve the Lord helps those who help them­selves. I don’t be­lieve that means help­ing your­self to what be­longs to oth­ers.

GLENN V. BRAUNER An­napo­lis

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