By: Ted Nugent
Give or take a few million here and there, with anywhere between 10 and 20 million illegal aliens living in America, the self-inflicted engineered scourge of illegal immigration overwhelming American today is indeed a serious issue that needs to be identified, debated and solved by the presidential candidates of both political stripes. Remembering the words of Ronald Maximus Reagan that “a nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation,” the radars of ordinary Americans are finely tuned to the various solutions proposed by the candidates.
Where a candidate stands on the Second Amendment is also a critical political bellwether among the patriots who are proud members of the NRA, Gun Owners of America, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership and numerous other national, state and local gun-rights organizations. Tens of millions of other gun owners and those addicted to self-evident truth, logic and common sense also give a damn about this life-and-death issue, as we know full well that more gun laws won’t stop the Democrat-engineered bloodbath in Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis and everywhere else they create unarmed and helpless victims.
The Affordable Care Act (ObamaScam) is a cancerous law that has already sent health-care costs skyrocketing and will ultimately limit access to medical staff and procedures. The tenet of ObamaScam is: First, do harm; second, lie.
Concerned Americans don’t just want this law thrown on the trash heap of other failed liberal programs and laws, but we also want to know how candidates would replace it.
More debate and more solutions are required from the GOP field about how each of them would retool the burdensome, bureaucratic, confusing leviathan known as the U.S. tax code. Rand Paul took the right first step when he tossed it into a woodchipper.
Then there are the voodoo allah-punks who wish to kill us. Would that some GOP contender on the stage offer this singular policy statement regarding ISIS and other vermin: “Kill them all.”
These and many more critical issues aside, the ugly, puss-filled, grotesque, rampaging elephant in the room too little has been spoken about so far is the gargantuan, criminal national debt and the interest on the debt that will continue to tighten the financial stranglehold on America.
When President Obama entered the White House in 2008, our national debt already stood at a staggering $11 trillion. When he leaves the White House in January 2017, our national debt will stand somewhere north of $20 trillion. Our national debt is already the largest of any single country on the planet.
Live within your means, anyone? Fiscal accountability, anyone?
These numbers are so large that hardly anyone can wrap their head around it. They can wrap their heads around it if you tell Americans that each taxpayer’s share of the nation’s debt is roughly $160,000.00 per person. Now, if you’re a generational bloodsucker or mouth breather who doesn’t pay any taxes and only wants more government cheese, this number matters not to you. Party on, Garth. The Democratic Party is your socialist pimp and dope dealer.
Ultimately, our national debt will strangle economic growth, continuing the shrinking of wages and good-paying jobs. That’s not just the opinion of the goofy guitar player, but the reasoned thoughts of the Congressional Budget Office.
America is already experiencing stagnating growth. Real wages have fallen, and the middle class has shrunk under President Obama. Things are even worse for black Americans.
Let’s be honest: Black economic lives don’t matter.
As the debt increases, the amount of interest we will pay on the debt will also increase. When interest rates rise (and they will at some point) economic forecasters at the White House and the Congressional Budget Office predict the interest we will pay on the national debt could approach close to $1 trillion a year by the end of the decade. That staggering amount is far more than our national defense budget. Train wreck, anyone?
What are the solutions Trump, Fiorina, Carson, Cruz and the other GOP contenders offer to this pending financial suicide?
To those of us who believe the ultimate American Dream is leaving the country in better shape than when we arrived, the national debt and the interest on the debt is a life-support issue whose time has arrived.