• Letter to the Editor
Debt ceiling is being misrepresented
October 15, 2021
The debt ceiling and the way federal spending works is being misrepresented.
All 206 Republican House Representatives vote against raising the nation's debt ceiling.
Do people understand that this has NOTHING to do with new spending? It is not Democrats "racking up the nation's debt." It is paying bills on expenditures already approved by Congress.
$7.8 trillion of debt was incurred during the Trump Administration, and Biden, $676 billion. This is simple math. The majority of debt belongs to the former presidential administration. Biden hasn't served in office a year yet so, of course, his...