OPINION: When it comes to the federal debt shall we raise the ceiling or pump out the sewage backup?
This is about the opinion of Ben H. Colmery III and the headline that was at the top of the page saying that the feds created the mess we're in (AnnArbor.com, Dec. 11, “Federal government created the mess we're in, not those who are wealthy”). I agree with that much.
I didn't read the whole article but I got the jest of what he was trying to get across from the headline, and probably being in the upper income group too is why he feels that way.
I don't agree that taxing the rich will not solve the problem -- maybe not, but it sure can't make it worse.
People on Social Security finally got a raise this year, I for one got $44 after taking out $99.90 for Medicare.
But here's an other way to look at it. Answer to the question on what action to take on raising the federal debt ceiling. You come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup and you have sewage up to your ceilings. What do you do? Raise the ceilings, or pump out the sewage? Wouldn't this be the logical way to have solved the debt problem?
But I doubt that the people in Washington would even understand the question.