Don’t Budge on the Budget – An Open Letter to Congressman Ralph Hall

To the Honorable Ralph M. Hall
U.S. House of Representatives
2405 Rayburn H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515-0001

Congressman Hall,

Apparently, Speaker John Boehner feels the need to “move to the center” and I wish to remind you that a balanced budget IS the center. Yielding to this president’s demands is simply moving farther to the left of center.

This president has a miserable track record that is consistently inconsistent. Consider his words back on March 16, 2006:

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.”

Only six years ago raising the debt limit was a sign of failed leadership? How is raising the debt limit not a sign of failed leadership today?

I insist you stay on the right side of this power struggle and oppose any and all tax increases.

Barack Obama was right six years ago, wrong today. Here is my computation of the magnitude of our national debt. As a means to relate its astronomical magnitude, I relate dollars to second of time.

Relating National Debt in Dollars to Seconds of Time
Relating National Debt in Dollars to Seconds of Time

The core problem is unbridled spending by the federal government, spending funded by borrowed money. Let’s cut federal spending and let’s do it now. The entire world is waiting for our leadership.

Under Barack Obama and a Democrat Senate majority, this president has effectively added 177,575 years of indebtedness.

I appreciate your leadership in the House on this matter.


John White
Rockwall, Texas
Texas Congressional District-4

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