Your share of our $9 trillion national debt

March 17, 2006 | By | Reply More

According to this article, the national debt is also increasing by $350 billion per year, which is about $1100 for every man, woman and child in America, or about $100 per month.  That’s a debt that Bush and our Republican Congress is spending, and handing you the bill for.  That’s on top of the taxes we already pay.

This is the Republican version of a tax cut.  Yes, you pay less tax today, but the government simply takes out a loan instead…with your name on it.  You’re not getting a tax cut; you’re getting a loan that will someday need to be paid back.


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