I’ve been asked by friends and family members why I am supporting Donald Trump for President of the United States. My answer varies, but one thing is constant. The national debt!
During the 1980s I would often hear people make the statement “what we need is a businessman to run for President instead of these career politicians who are all talk.”
Well, we have one now in Donald J. Trump and, with all his faults, I am willing to give him a chance. He can’t be worse than the mere community organizer we have now or his third term offspring and life-long politician Hillary Clinton, who openly admits she has “both a public and private position.”
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For those of you who don’t get this, I will lay it out in simple terms. Hillary says what she thinks you want to hear and then she does the opposite.
“I’m going to reign in Wall Street,” Hillary tells her voters. And then when she meets with large donors behind closed doors she explains “I didn’t mean it.”
Hey, Democrats, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren tried to warn you. Like Bill, Hillary is the quintessential definition of duplicity. Watch this video! It says it all.
But enough of that. I want to get to the issue of the national debt. First, I must admit that the national debt, what we actually owe, is not the fault of one political party. Both have played the game.
But never in our history has the national debt grown to such mammoth proportions as it has during the last eight years under Obama.
According to an article by CBSnews.com from 2012, the day George W. Bush left office, the national debt was 10.626 trillion dollars.
Since Obama took office is has risen nearly 9 trillion dollars to well over $19,000,000,000,000 or 19 trillion.
For most American’s, trillion is a word that they cannot wrap their brain around. In fact, the more we hear the word, the more we become immune to it.
So what is a trillion dollars? I’m glad you asked. I will give you two examples.
Imagine if you had $1,000 bills and you wanted to make a stack worth one million dollars from the ground up. How high would that stack be? The answer, about four inches (4”) off the ground.
Suppose you took the same $1,000 bills and made a stack worth one billion (that’s billion with a “B”) how high would the stack be? Well, you would be looking at a stack three hundred sixty-four feet high (364’).
Remember, these are stacks of $1,000 bills or 10 one-hundred dollars bills to make first, one million dollars and then, one billion dollars.
So what about one trillion dollars? How high would the stack be? Are you ready for this? Sixty-three miles — that is MILES high!
During Barak Hussein Obama’s presidency, the national debt has increased nearly 9 TRILLION dollars. That is a stack 567 miles high. Are you starting to get the picture?
Second illustration, and please note, these are rounded figures. If you and I spent 10 million dollars a day, starting on the first day in the year A.D. 1, up to the last day, Dec. 31, 2015, (that’s 10 million a day for 735,475 days) we still would NOT have spent 9 trillion dollars!
And get this, from 1798, the beginning of George Washington’s administration to January 2008, the last day of the Bush Administration, we accumulated 10.6 trillion dollars in debt.
The national debt began to rise in 1940 during World War II and went into high gear during the 1980s.
But this doesn’t change the fact that it took us 220 years (1798 to 2008) to reach the 10 trillion-dollar mark. During the eight years under Obama, we nearly added another 10 TRILLION! We did in eight years what had previously taken 220 years.
How upset would you be if I took out a credit card in your child’s name and maxed it out with no way of paying it back? You would want me arrested for fraud and identity theft, wouldn’t you?
So my question is simple! Do you really want another life-long politician like Hillary Clinton in charge of the national credit card? Really??