The national debt isn’t life or death as folks make it out to be. America isn’t a college freshman being reckless with a credit card and China won’t foreclose on Mt. Rushmore. We’re a nation with almost 300 years of history, and we’ll have plenty of time to pay our dues.
The national debt is only useful as a political tool for the minority party to guilt the majority into not enacting the policies they were elected to make happen.
AMRAM GAINER, ATLANTA
Consider Haley-Scott as youthful middle-ground ticket
As a progressive, I find conservative positions on the environment, racial inequities, education, healthcare, gun control, taxation and economic disparities pretty indefensible.
I also refuse to believe that this great country could elect to the highest office in the land a person who intentionally tried to overthrow our democracy.
That said, if the GOP would ever wake up and realize that a Nikki Haley-Tim Scott ticket could pull a significant number of voters into what would appear as a youthful middle-ground camp to many – perhaps millions -- it could probably win handily.
But we all know that the GOP, renowned for its misogyny and racial inequities, would never do that.
BOB DICKINSON, ALPHARETTA