During Debate, No Mention of Debt As Danger

During Debate, No Mention of Debt As Danger

The first debate between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney was lively and full of substance.  The two political rivals spoke of taxes, Social Security, and health care reform.  And though the debt was mentioned, one thing was glaringly absent: any reference to the growing national debt as a major catastrophe in the making or a grave danger to the future of the United States.  In a guest column for the Brainerd Dispatch, Joel C. Rosenberg gives his thoughts on the debate, including the disappointing lack of serious treatment of the national debt.

Romney did mention the President’s trillion dollar deficits – but there was no “sense of urgency” as Rosenberg writes.  This is baffling, given that the debt is Obama’s biggest weakness, and Romney’s biggest advantage – and make no mistake, it is a grave danger to the future of the United States.  Neither did any candidate mention the looming fiscal crisis.

Liberals were panic-stricken and conservatives were ecstatic following the debate.  But neither Romney nor Obama communicated the perils that lie ahead if we don’t get this debt crisis solved.

For more of Rosenberg’s thoughts, check out his column at the Brainerd Dispatch.

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