Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Dear President Barack Obama

"Congratulations to winning the election. I am sure You will do your best continuing to advocate social progress in the United States of America, and best of luck with it. 
However, the total public debt of your country lies at over US$16 trillion* - a colossal sum! The truth behind all those numbers implies the spending of funds the United States in fact does not have, and it involves indebting future generations rather than living within your means. That is not very socially responsible, is it? 
Your aims are set high, and that is honorable. But politics must never be about what sounds good. A sober constitution is what has made America great and it is what will do so in the time to come.
Again, best of luck President. This was just a short but important reminder on this cheerful day, as the ones worst off are always those hit the hardest by long-term unrealistic economical policies."

It is important to keep in mind that there were candidates in the primaries devoted to actually balancing the budget, and had bold plans for doing so. Mitt Romney was not one of those.

U.S. National Debt Clock
U.S. Public debt on Wikipedia

* "Trillion" in short-scale English speaking countries is a 16 followed by 12 zeros (16 with the exponent 12).