Written by Senator David Perdue
Last weekend, millions of Americans tuned into the Masters. Knowing his commitment to golf, I’m sure President Obama was one of them.
But President Obama has not mastered the course when it comes to reining in federal spending and getting the national debt under control. If his record of rapidly growing the debt was scored like golf, he would not be a contender for the green jacket.
Let’s tee off:
Hole 1: America’s national debt surpassed $19 trillion this year. It was $10 trillion when President Obama took office. Before he leaves office, he will have added nearly as much debt than all of the other presidents combined.
Hole 2: When all future unfunded liabilities, such as Social Security and Medicare, are factored in, our total burden of debt rises to over $100 trillion.