The Frederick News-Post recently reported the federal government spent $984 billion more than it received in the last fiscal year — a deficit $200 billion higher than the previous year!
This brings the total federal debt to $18.5 trillion — $56,575 for every American, or over $226,000 for a family of four.
We should all be asking our representatives and senators why they allow this to happen, why they are burdening our children with such massive debt. I’m pretty sure the real answer has to do with their chances for re-election. Just look at the press releases on their websites.