According to the CBO, "our growing debt also would increase the probability of a sudden fiscal crisis..." Common sense tells us that when you see a problem coming, you find out the cause and correct it. In this case, the cause is government spending:
- The President's Health Care Bill will increase government spending on health care by 93% by 2037.
- By 2025, spending on our three largest entitlement programs -- Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security -- will match federal revenue, meaning that all additional government spending, including defense, will be borrowed.
- The CBO estimates that interest payments on our national debt will equal 9.5% of our GDP.
According to the CDC with supporting statitistics put out by the FBI, the murder/death rate due to other causes is more of a problem than those involving firearms. An unemotional, common sense analysis should lead thinking people to call into question why the furor over law abiding citizens exercising their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.