National debt load way off in cartoon

info@islandpacket.comJuly 22, 2013 

The July 15 editorial cartoon regarding the burden of debt for each citizen compared with college student debt explains why our debt crisis may never be resolved.

The cartoonist cannot do simple mathematics. An inquiry into the debt statistics shows that the average citizen currently bears approximately $52,954 of debt, not $3,500, and this number increases daily.

As the government continues to consume more and more capital from the free markets in the U.S., this number will continue to rise.

Making a comparison of the type shown in the cartoon is an insult to any thinking citizen. Possibly you could find time to do some fact-checking before printing such rubbish.

Jerry Reed


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