We liked candy. Who doesn’t? Free college, free health care, medical and family paid leave, more robust social security, upgrading our crumbling infrastructure. Sweet!
But America is burdened with over $19 trillion dollars in debt. “Trillion.” 12 zeros. That’s about $160K per U.S. taxpayer.
Interest payments on the debt are the fastest growing area of federal spending. And interest rates are at historic lows. When they go up again, look out!
I have good teeth. I can thank my mom for that. My dad, a florist, who I loved dearly, was overly generous. He would’ve literally “given away the store,” if it weren’t for my mom, who had a good business sense, was pragmatic, and tough — she spoke her mind. Thanks to her, there was money “in the till” to pay for the dental care my brother and I needed. All that candy can rot your teeth.