According to the U.S. Treasury Department, the current national debt stands at $32.66 trillion. Meanwhile, according to The Balance, an economics and finance news site, the all-important debt-to-GDP ratio has exceeded 100 percent every year since 2014, hitting an all-time high of 129 percent in 2020. Prior to 2014, the debt-to-GDP ratio had not exceeded 100 percent since the massive defense buildup during World War II. In the 1940s, of course, all that spending led to the defeat of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. What have Americans received for their spending in the 21st century? What have the people of Maui received? From President Joe Biden, they received “no comment.” It remains almost impossible to believe that even a man in the throes of obvious cognitive decline could muster so heartless a response to a reporter’s question about Maui. Then again, we saw it from former Vice President Mike Pence when asked about Americans’ suffering. “That’s not my concern,” Pence told Tucker Carlson in a July interview. No government that spends on that scale, enriches its insiders and ignores its citizens can maintain legitimacy. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Maui pro surfer @Kai_Lenny talks about the volunteer army that has stepped up to provide supplies for the community of Lahaina.“I haven’t seen one state, county, or federal official at any of the donation hubs where people are most suffering.” pic.twitter.com/3bJp7boBr9 — KanekoaTheGreat (@KanekoaTheGreat) August 17, 2023