Michael van der Galien

Nicole Gelinas to Washington: Stop Digging!

Posted on December 30 2009 2:00 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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Stop Digging
The pile of debt is far too deep already.
By Nicole Gelinas

In 2000, American taxpayers owed $3.4 trillion to Washington’s creditors; the figure had actually declined by $300 million from the previous year. By 2009, national debt had more than doubled — to $7.6 trillion, Federal Reserve data show. When adjusted for inflation, federal debt is up 78 percent, even before factoring in Social Security and Medicare obligations.

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