America goes $4 billion deeper in debt every day. In 2011, we paid $454 billion just in interest. Interest on the debt in December alone was $98.6 billion. America's debt total for unfunded future promises is $61 trillion. Sooner or later, China is going to pull the plug on our debt. Economic collapse and the resulting mass chaos that will follow is a real threat.
There is a direct correlation between debt and the spirit of lawlessness that pervades our country. Where are the crowds at city council meetings demanding they stop encouraging illegal immigration? Where are the lines outside U.S. Sen. Patty Murray's, Sen. Maria Cantwell's, and Rep. Doc Hastings' offices demanding they lock down that border and implement national E-Verify?
The jails are full, the court systems overloaded, and every Mexican drug cartel is entrenched in every city in America. The head of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives in Phoenix said the cartel's goal is to take over our country. In March, unaccompanied children crossing the border increased by 93 percent so the border is not secure. America is blamed for buying the drugs coming north and for selling the guns going south. We are to blame for both going and coming? Where is the outrage against both parties for the mess we are in?
CHRISTINE HAYES, West Richland