Numbers not adding up to keep country solvent

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Numbers not adding up to keep country solvent

Published Monday, November 26, 2012   |  170 Words  |  

The votes have been cast and 51 percent of eligible voters have elected just about all of the same people who were elected the last time around.

What could possibly be going on in the minds of the 49 percent who stayed home? The nation is in the process of awarding politicians the power to tax, regulate our lives and send our children off to war, and 49 percent of voters stay home? One can only guess that all is well except:

The U.S. is drowning in a sea of debt and is borrowing 40 cents of every dollar spent. We borrow about $2 million a minute every day of the year, yet 46 percent of employed Americans pay zero federal income taxes.

Whatever the expectations of the winning side, please, apart from higher taxes on job creators, tell the rest of us how we can afford "more" when only 54 percent are paying the bills.

Peter F. Zych

Hilton Head Island