Heading into the first Republican presidential debate Thursday evening, a few comments on the race are in order. What strikes me as most significant is the popularity of Donald Trump in the GOP and Bernie Sanders among Democrats. I can’t imagine Mrs. Clinton will prove a viable candidate — she’s simply on the take, though, like Tom Brady, she claims there’s no proof … after destroying the proof. Joe Biden may get in the race, but Bernie is going to be around for awhile. He’s an avowed socialist, and that’s where the Democratic party is headed. The question is whether they go the final step and start talking about government ownership of private enterprise. That’s the real deal, and that, too, is hard to imagine, though nothing surprises me anymore.
Trump is hard to figure. I’ve always thought of him as a hustler and a charlatan, but he does seem to have touched a nerve. His bombastic style has attracted quite a following. I never watch debates but I’ll tune in for this one hoping that it will turn into a free-for-all around Trump. The pundits say he has tapped into the public’s anger over Washington, but I say anger is a mask for fear.
What are we afraid of? Maybe $18.3 TRILLION in debt. Fox News invited questions from the public for the debate. Here’s mine, to all the candidates: in what year of your presidency will you submit a balanced budget to Congress and start paying down the national debt? That is the #1 issue we face, not immigration or ISIS, and only Chris Christie and Marco Rubio are talking about it, and for that I give them credit.
SO SAYS THE SENTINEL.
National Debt: $18.332 Trillion
Annual Interest on ND (@.16%!): $247.898 Billion
Annual Budget Deficit (add to ND): $497.425 Billion
Unfunded Entitlements (SS/MC/MC/OC): $97.263 Trillion
Debt per Taxpayer: $973, 919
WE ARE BANKRUPT AND INSOLVENT.