Letter to the Editor for Jan. 23, 2013

Tim Bledsoe

I seem to be the only person in my family who is even the slightest concerned about the U.S. debt. When I express my concerns, my family says, “Nobody else seems to be worried about it.”

If I understand the U.S. debt correctly, this means that the U.S. has borrowed $16 trillion from other countries to pay our national bills. If this is correct, could you please comment on just how this situation is not more of a concern to our government and our citizens?

It seems as though Greece was the first country that started to “go bankrupt.” This seemed to have a negative effect on many countries in Europe. In order to keep Greece from going bankrupt, other countries gave Greece financial aid with certain conditions.

It goes without saying that neither Greece nor other European countries have near the warring capabilities of the U.S. I know that many of your readers are going to think this idea is something from “The Twilight Zone,” but isn’t it quite possible that the U.S. defense capabilities might just be the advantage that our country has for any country to call in their loan from us?

I’m asking everyone to think about it.

— Tim Bledsoe, North Augusta, S.C.