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America's debt crisis is critical

2013-09-08T00:00:00Z 2013-09-09T11:45:06Z America's debt crisis is critical The Billings Gazette
September 08, 2013 12:00 am

"We don't have an immediate crisis in terms of debt," President Obama boldly stated in a March interview with "Good Morning America." The national debt in the United States stands at $16,882,459,082,109. Can you even say that number? If this is not a debt crisis, what is?

Our condition is critical. We must reduce our deficit by cutting spending and reforming entitlements (Medicare, Social Security, etc.). And, with our current economic situation, we need to ensure that the level of debt (debt ceiling) is not increased without significant spending reductions that don't use gimmicks or raise taxes on our families.

As a member of Concerned Women for America of Montana, I want to ensure that Congress tightens its belt just like families are doing every day across Montana. We can deny neither the looming debt that is crippling our country, nor the out-of-control spending that is taking place in Washington. The people of Montana budget for their families and businesses; we understand that you cannot spend more than you make, and we ask our local and federal government to do the same.

Tonya K. Shellnutt, state director

Concerned Women for America, Montana

Laurel

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