Unite the USA
8/30/13 at 04:22 PM 1 Comments

America's Debt Crisis and You

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"As we peer into society's future, we -- you and I, and our government -- must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow." -Dwight D. Eisenhower

President Eisenhower had it right. It's a shame America didn't heed his words of wisdom.

Today the United States faces a massive national debt of $17 trillion dollars. On top of that, the national unemployment rate remains high. In addition, America has over $123 trillion in unfunded liabilities. The debt is astronomical and unprecedented yet President Obama denies that we have a debt crisis. Earlier this year, President Obama said to George Stephanopoulos in an interview, "We don't have an immediate crisis in terms of debt. In fact, for the next 10 years, it's gonna be in a sustainable place."

President Obama, tell that to the 36% of young adults who are still living at home due to the fact that they cannot find work or a job that pays well. Today's economy is tough but it will be even worse for the next generation if we don't take action to achieve fiscal responsibility now.

The government is spending more than it takes in and financial waste is extensive.

Here's an example about government waste within the Veterans Affairs Department: As many as 611,000 veterans' disability compensation requests have been put on the "back burner". Veterans with more complicated cases are waiting two years. Yet millions of dollars are being given out to VA workers as bonuses. This is a case of government wasteful spending, but more importantly, it's harming our nation's heroes. Veterans deserve honor and respect. (The Veterans Affairs Department's actions are a disgrace and it must change! Contact them here: http://www.va.gov/landing2_contact.htm)

This edition of Unite the USA features a helpful article by Concerned Women for America's president Penny Nance. It's about why financial responsibility is Biblical. In this edition, you will also discover tips about how to deal with our nation's debt crisis. Visit this link to read this edition of Unite the USA: http://www.unitetheusa.org/id101.html  

There is hope. There are many Americans who are actively engaged in the fight to win fiscal sanity. We will not quit. In fact, with God's help, America could see better days ahead!

God bless,
Carrie Stoelting and Stacie Stoelting
Founders of www.unitetheusa.org

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