Monday, November 7, 2016

It's all about the debt

Robert Samuelson laments the issues not discussed much this election.
However this election turns out, the 2016 campaign for the White House will undoubtedly be remembered for its vulgarity, mean-spiritedness and mendacity. It has been a national embarrassment. But a parallel failing is less noticed: the unwillingness of both candidates — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — to come to grips with national problems that are staring them in the face but involve unpopular political choices. I refer, of course, to an aging society and immigration.
The issues will bother us the next four years.
They underlie the current battle, with concerns about the debt fueling worries on illegal immigration. When the government runs out of money, who will suffer?
Maybe it's time to grab hold of the budget.

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