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Kingman Letters: Our never-ending debt problem

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Last week the debt limit was raised, and default on our national debt payments averted, at least for now. But, nothing meaningful was done about the national debt or the rate at which it's growing. According to ABC World News the current debt of $14 billion will likely increase to $27 billion in 10 years; nearly doubled.

Our national debt has been increasing at an ever-increasing rate since the 1960s. Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats have had the will to do what should have been done in the past 50 years. They didn't have it this past week either! Is there any reason to expect they will ever have it? We must do something quickly!

There is a simple solution. Stop electing career politicians and replace them with ordinary citizens. This makes a lot of sense if you think about it. The career politician carries so much baggage: party allegiance, re-election concerns, prior courting by lobbyists and such. An ordinary citizen carries none. Think about it - an ordinary citizen candidate in the primary of all 435 representatives in 2012.

A present day patriot, Tim Cox, has developed a simple, workable plan. It's all described at www.goooh.com. Please help take our government back.

Glen Terrell

Arlington, Texas