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Danny Tarkanian on Budget & Economy

 

 


Cut entitlements to reduce trillions of debt

Ronald Reagan warned in 1981: "For decades we have piled deficit upon deficit, mortgaging our future and our children's future for the temporary convenience of the present.." And in another speech the Gipper noted: "We don't have a trillion dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough. We have a trillion dollar debt because we spend too much."

Sadly, little has changed since Reagan left the White House. We're still mortgaging our nation's future on the backs of our children and grandchildren. Government is still the problem, not the solution. And the government still spends too much.

Sadder still, that trillion dollar debt President Reagan inherited in 1981 grew to $20 trillion under President Obama. To paraphrase another famous saying, "It's the spending, stupid." And that includes spending on so-called "entitlements."

Fixing this problem will require elected representatives who are willing to make tough but responsible decisions regardless of political consequences.

Source: 2018 Nevada Senate campaign website DannyTarkanian.com , Feb 3, 2018

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