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Letter: Crushed by overspending

If you vote for Obama, please be ready to apologize to your children and grandchildren. On Sept. 4 of this year the Treasury Department said the national debt had topped $16 trillion.

Now look at your child and imagine a heavy yoke around his or her neck, with the label saying "over $50,000 in debt." This would be before your child even got a credit card of their own. Our combined debt equals over $50,000 for each man, woman and child. When will this debt ever be reduced?

Under Obama each of his four-year budgets came to $1 trillion each year. Can you even wrap your mind around that amount?

You know a million is 1,000,000.

A billion is a thousand million or 1,000,000,000.

A trillion is a million million or it's a thousand billion. It is 1,000,000,000,000.

When checking these figures on the computer I learned the British use a different count. But we are Americans so these are the figures we will use.

Now I'm not trying to hang all this on our current president. But the question I am getting to is this: Which candidate is best equipped to help us get out of this crazy spending that brought us to this point?

The ticket of Romney and Ryan will do the best job of starting to get us out of this horrible problem. Remember Obama came to office without any real work experience while Romney has been a governor. Do some fact checking on the numbers thrown around. The Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper does a fact check column, read it.

Lois Anderson