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  • Writer's pictureLeRoy Cossette

Republican Platform Regarding National Debt

Page 8 of the Republican Platform clearly states the following Republican position and promise to the American people:

Reducing the Federal Debt

“Our national debt is a burden on our economy and families. The huge increase in the national debt demanded by and incurred during the current Administration has placed a significant burden on future generations. We must impose firm caps on future debt, accelerate the repayment of the trillions we now owe in order to reaffirm our principles of responsible and limited government, and remove the burdens we are placing on future generations. A strong economy is one key to debt reduction, but spending restraint is a necessary component that must be vigorously pursued.”

Republican House members once again failed to abide by their Platform and their promise to America to not only hold the line on spending but to pass a budget that will bring down our National Debt. Exception for 90 Republicans, 132 Republicans voted with the Democrats agreeing to a 45-Days Continuing Resolution to continue spending at COVID period levels which is both irresponsible and insane.

The sad part is that the House Republican Budget Proposal they abandoned for this Continuing Resolution, did meet their Platform promise and would have begun making America fiscally sound. We know, from experience, that the 45-days Continuing Resolution to negotiate a bipartisan budget means that the Democrat’s senseless spending spree will go on will little real reduction in spending.

We can all agree that had Republicans been unified and all voted NO to a Continuing Resolution, the Federal government would have been shut down causing financial burdens on many Americans for the short term. I am one of those who would have had to carry that burden as all my income is from the federal government. However, Congress and American citizens must stop worrying about the personal short-term burden and recognize that if Congress continues passing budgets that meets the Democrat’s approval, their grandchildren, great grandchildren, and future generations will suffer a life now playing out in Venezuela. America will be financially bankrupt, and there will be little if any money for entitlements, benefits, pensions, military, infrastructure, etc...

I am more than willing to make that sacrifice for my grandchildren and great grandchildren. I do not understand how so many other Americans are more concerned with their own personal short-term comfort than to support fixing our fiscal disaster for the sake of their children and grandchildren. Republicans must stop worrying about the polls, which are almost always wrong. Republicans must start worrying about keeping their promises and our Nation’s survival as a Republic even if it means losing their next election, which would be highly unlikely once citizens see the growth in their personal wellbeing as a result of a balanced budget and decrease in National debt.

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