Hillary Clinton Says National Debt is a Real 'National Security Threat'

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke yesterday about the importance of taking action soon to ensure future fiscal sustainability, calling the mounting federal deficit a threat to our national security in two ways:

“It undermines our capacity to act in our own interest, and it does constrain us where constraint may be undesirable. And it also sends a message of weakness internationally. It is very troubling to me that we are losing the ability not only to chart our own destiny, but to have the leverage that comes from having this enormously effective economic engine that has powered American values and interests over so many years. So I don’t think we have a choice – it is a question of how we decide to deal with this debt and deficit…. There is no free lunch, and we cannot pretend that there is without doing grave harm to our country and our future generations.”

Secretary Clinton's statement reflects the growing number of our nation's leaders (listed here are the members of the Announcement Effect Club) who recognize that our current unsustainable fiscal path will have ripple effects beyond just our federal budget. Our skyrocketing national debt will impact not only America at home but also our global economic and political relationships -- making it more important than ever to enact a plan now that will outline how we will bring down future deficits, before it's too late.

balanced budget

when will it happen then?

National Debt

 hiilary if your reading this raise a tax just for the national  debt on every purchase that americans buy 2% increase on sales tax and that will do tremendud help

 

debt reduction

Want to stop the insane borrowing. Put in a payroll tax just for the interest on the debt along with the other taxes, and you will hear an out cry to stop the over speeding. After all, what we are really doing is financing our standard of living. We want it all, with out paying for the stuff. CFL, Mission Viejo, CA

Debt and the 2016 election

 Hillary, this critical issue has been notably absent from the presidential debate. Step up and put it in the forefront. 

 

Sanders is not going to have a solution since he is interested only in spending.

National debt

 Americans worry about debt:their own and ours collectively.  It IS a security issue.  So let's pay it off -- with funds from freezing our defense budgets over time especially weapons systems that are outdated and just maintained due to Congressional pressure and a desire to protect jobs.   If you want to be an exciting and fresh candidate, TALK ABOUT THE DEBT AND TALK ABOUT REBUILDING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE.  These are investments in a hopeful future and will help develop the future, not just fix the near time by addressing problems and injustices pointed out by media of at the moment.  Infrastructure is Flint, and Michigan, and Ohio and PA especially and you NEED those states.

 

debt

 None of these candidates is offering a solution. They only offer free tuition, more giveaways to make the problem worse.  How about REDUCING giveaways,  REDUCING government, and having the balls to go far enough to actually REDUCE debt  (and not just the increasing rate of new debt).  Yes it would be painful.  PLEASE give me a candidate who has some guts instead of these kick-the-can,  business-as-usual ones who have us in the toilet.

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