National debt is a serious problem
U.S. Sen. Jim De Mint was kind enough to be the only one in government to e-mail me back on my proposal to use the gold at Fort Knox to pay off the national debt. He explained why we should keep the gold in Fort Knox as a reserve and not use it for revenue.
It is a carefully controlled gold market, and if $1 billion a day of the $126 billion in the fort was sold, the price would drop rapidly, thus making the effort ineffective. He said that the gold helps back up our inflation-prone money. We are not on a gold standard, so I don't understand how it works.
I e-mailed him back and suggested that a national debt tax be legislated. We could consider it a loan to the federal government that could be paid back when the feds have their fiscal house in order.
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I am starting to think like a Democrat. I approve of raising taxes just so the money is spent on debt reduction. I have been praying and asking God if we can get a president who will pull our troops out of Iraq and not run up the deficit by at least $2 trillion dollars like George Bush did. Not to mention so many other issues. Clinton gave us a surplus, and Bush ran up the debt.
Our dollar is already in trouble. Thank God for free speech in America and for The Herald.
Cameraman should have looked up
As a Rock Hill resident, I am very happy that the Freedom Center allows various politicians to use their facility. However, I was personally upset and saddened recently at the lack of respect that a major newscasting agency representative visiting Rock Hill displayed on our public streets.
While I, along with several female counterparts, watched from our fourth-floor window the goings on across the street at the Freedom Center with Hillary Clinton, our attention was drawn to the corner of Main Street and Oakland, where the CNN van was parked. The white-haired cameraman for CNN casually walked behind the Freedom Center sign and bushes, and urinated in the corner of the Freedom Center building. He obviously never thought to look up and realize that numerous office windows were facing his direction. I am very positive that there were restroom facilities available to avoid problems of this nature.