- - Thursday, April 29, 2021

On Wednesday night, President Biden announced that America was “on the move” — but he meant to say that Democratic socialism was on the move (“Biden speech takeaways: Government is good, and so are jobs,” Web, April 28). He and his party want the American people to get dependent on the federal government for all their needs.

Mr. Biden’s speech sounded like a socialist manifesto. One hundred days into his presidency, there has been $6 trillion in Democrat spending. Our national debt is north of $28 trillion. That is a debt of $224,748 for every taxpayer. The U.S. federal-debt-to-GDP ratio is at an unsustainable 130%.

The problem isn’t a revenue problem; it is a spending problem by the federal government. So what does Mr. Biden want to do? Spend more, and then spend some more. In comparison, the national debt in 2001, at the end of the Clinton presidency, was under $6 trillion. That is an increase of $22 trillion in less than 20 years.

I believe in the words of Ronald Reagan: “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” America, more government is not the solution. 

 



MICHAEL HART

Kokomo, Ind.

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