While the country was distracted by the MSM's carefully orchestrated faux contraception crisis, February's budget deficit added an additional $229 billon to out nation's debt. Yes, you read that right. We are continuing to squander the wealth of the richest nation in history at an astronomical rate.
$229 billion breaks down as:
- $7.9 billion a day
- $329 million an hour
- $5.5 million a minute
- $91,000 a second
- $26 in additional debt each day for every one of our 307 million fellow Americans
- The interest on the Federal debt for February was $101 billion
- "Net interest on the public debt rose by $11 billion (or 13 percent) [in February] as a result of substantial growth in the national debt over the past year." - CBO
Those are the hard facts. Our political leadership in Congress and the White House has utterly failed in their Constitutional duty to serve the people of the United States. The primary duty of the federal government is plainly written in the Preamble to the Constitution. "We, the People" are directed to "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity...." That is not happening today in America.
We openly discuss "American Idol" at the water cooler, but dare not speak of the real issues affecting our wallets or out children future. What would happen to your job if you began discussing the Iranian nuclear threat against Israel in the break room? The Left is also proud of the Hollywood blacklist against conservatives working in TV and movies, with a few token exceptions. Of course, they fail to see that they have created their own demise, the acceptance of political censorship. Political correctness, a tool of the Marxist left, has stopped the free expression in the public square.
How can we reverse our national self- immolation? We have a federal election in November where we can replace our President, the entire House of Representatives, and one-third of the Senate. But, will we elect public officals who serve the entire nation, not just the special interests that funded their campaign? The fate of our Republic may rest with our answer to that single question.