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America’s debt is crippling dreams for a better future

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced before a special joint session of Congress the dramatic and ambitious goal of sending an American safely to the moon before the end of the decade. He concluded that landing an American on the moon would be a very challenging technological feat, but it was a goal that the United States could reach.

Today the United States government has become financially irresponsible. Why can’t this country have a dramatic and ambitious goal to balance the budget and pass a balanced budget act to save this nation from financial destruction?

Thomas Jefferson said it was immoral to leave debt to the next generation. He would be speechless if he were resurrected today and saw that we are leaving a 17-plus trillion-dollar national debt. If the next generation were paying closer attention, it is likely they would be protesting the unbridled borrowing against their future.

Ignoring a problem will not make it go away.

Andrew Allen

Hamburg