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Our debt in perspective | Letter
Put Russell Wilson’s $500,000 salary on every seat on every professional football stadium and you might visualize the enormity of just the last $1.1 trillion federal spending bill. And that is for only through September.
Our $17 trillion national debt would pile $8.55 million on every seat of every football stadium in the nation.
The U.S. government has amassed $127.5 trillion in unfunded liabilities — Medicare, Medicare Prescription Drug Program, Social Security, military and civil service pensions that we haven’t budgeted for.
We couldn’t do that in our personal lives.
The spirit of The 12th Man, turned to what is happening to our country, would awaken an interest in getting our country back from China and our other debtors. If we don’t roar like the 12th Man, in the end, it is our fault because we allow the horrible borrowing to go on.
Janet Nelson, Bellevue