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By Harold Pease PhD

Washington's Advice Rejected By Both Parties


February 16, 2018

Avoiding national debt was one of George Washington’s greatest admonitions yet neither liberals nor conservatives have paid much attention to it. It would be well to reflect on his advice this President’s Day.

The trillion dollar Republican proposal will raise overall spending caps by about $300 billion over the next two years and will make interest on the debt the largest growing part of the federal budget. This expenditure of the people’s hard-earned taxes purchases nothing—simply vanishes.

This prompted Senator Rand Paul to say, “When the Democrats are in power, Republicans a...

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