Debt ceiling debate shows off worst of Congress

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

We citizens are being subjected to a lot of bellicose and irresponsible political rhetoric these days.

“Shut down the government!” “Definitely don’t raise the debt ceiling (so we can pay the obligations Congress has already entered into and appropriated).” “Lay off government workers (except congresspersons, of course)!” “Who cares how much it damages innocent families, our military, and our country’s credit standing and international credibility!”

In one year (or less if there are primaries) these very same radicals will be campaigning for office and we’ll hear, “Vote for me. I love this country. I have the judgment to guide this country to success and prosperity.”

Will you as a voter remember the irresponsible behavior of these representatives? Will you reward these people for their utter disregard of the well-being of us normal citizens and our great country built over the past 237 years? Will you tell them that if this is their philosophy, they should join the WWE, or a rugby team, or some other extreme sport?

Please note that there shouldn’t even be a debt-ceiling debate.

If we enter into obligations and the Congress appropriates funds, then we should honor our obligations — period. If you don’t want to raise the debt ceiling, then don’t appropriate the funds in the first place.

 

Ric Wolf
Greenwich

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