Heavy federal debt is why we need term limits

2013-12-29T00:00:00Z Heavy federal debt is why we need term limits nwitimes.com
December 29, 2013 12:00 am

Do you believe Congress’ new budget saving $23 billion over the next 10 years is a great deal? That is the cost of only one tsunami rebuild!

This new budget deal has about $65 billion of spending in the first two years and $23 billion of cuts over 10 years.

The media got one thing right; the vote is bipartisan. This was a bipartisan vote for more spending! This bill also cuts disabled military veterans' pensions.

Neither party in Washington is worried about how this affects our children and grandchildren. We have a $17 trillion national debt and an off-budget debt of $90 trillion from Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid combined. Our off-budget debt is averaging about $6.9 trillion a year.

This is why we need term limits to start. Wake up, voters!

- Mark Leyva, Highland

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