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Tim Penny & David Minge: Debating 2020 Democrats should not ignore our exploding debt

Sep 11, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Tim Penny is co-chair and David Minge is a board member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Both are former representatives from the state of Minnestota. They wrote an opinion piece for Roll Call, an excerpt of which is below:

Twenty current and former Democratic presidential candidates have now debated twice without any discussion of an issue that actively threatens our nation and ideals: our growing debt burden.

Out of 229 questions asked by the moderators, not one was about the national debt. While there are many important passion-arousing causes for candidates to discuss, “boring” fiscal matters, such as our nation’s exploding debt — and the spiraling interest that comes with it — could cancel every initiative of the next president unless she or he has a plan to address it.

Read the entire piece here.

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