The Pelosi Effect

Dear Editor:
As many of you know during Obama’s first week as president, he asked the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of our U.S. Military services “what is the greatest threat to our national security?”, to which the Chairman immediately replied “our national debt”. Our Treasurer publishes the value of the debt at 3:00 every working day (debttothepenny in treasury.gov). Our Constitution gives the House of Representatives primary responsibility for spending, taxing, and borrowing, their Speaker is in control.

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This story was posted on January 10, 2019.