Congress part of debt problem

When President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, the national debt was 10,626,877,048,913.08. By July 31, 2014, the debt had increased to 17,687,136,723,410.59 for a difference of 7,060,259,674,497.51.

It would be easy to blame the President for this growth in debt.

But it’s Congress that appropriates and spends and the only action Congress has taken is to raise the debt ceiling when it’s reached.

Phil Underwood


Submitted by Virtual Newsroom