9-25-13 – Welch Drums Up Support for Robbing America’s Youth

Rep. Peter Welch collected 186 signatures from House Democrats in support of raising the national debt limit beyond its current level of just under $17 trillion. The Burlington Free Press recently published an editorial supporting a rise in the debt ceiling arguing that it is critical to show the world that we can pay our debts. But that’s not what it shows.

What it does show is what then Senator Barack Obama eloquently described in 2006: “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.”

The reality is that at some point, sooner or later, we will have to pay back the money we’re borrowing. The longer we wait to do this, the more painful it will be to do so. The victims of all this are America’s youth. Peter Welch and his 189 cohorts in the House, his allies in the press, and anyone else who supports this fiscal insanity seem to have no moral problem sticking our children and grandchildren with a tab that will dramatically diminish our kids’ future standard of living.

This is intergenerational theft. There’s nothing noble or courageous about it.


The Baby Boom generation, born after WWII and coming into its political power in the late 1960’s and 1970’s racked up this debt. This generation is now moving into its retirement years. If they had any morality regarding the issue or any compassion for their children, grand children and great grand children, they would pay their tab before they die. What they would not do put as much on the credit card as possible before skipping out on the check.

– Rob Roper

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Sen. Joe Benning September 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Nice job with this Rob. Well said!


Gloria Mitchell October 1, 2013 at 12:30 am

Do we have any possibilities for reliable candidates for the replacement of our three Vermont socialists-in-chief as their terms come due? We really need to stop this madness now!
You are doing a great job of keeping us informed. Thanks!


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