U.S. needs to fix debt problem

I’d like to respond to Rev. Richard Olson’s letter to the editor. I don’t know you, but I feel you are “right on” with your comments about the Dems and the GOP being the wings of the same bird, and are gradually selling the United States to foreign countries by raising the debt ceiling. We are in debt $16 trillion, money we have borrowed, and most of it from Japan and China.

We are the richest nation in the world and we’re borrowing money to sustain our way of life. As Rev. Olson said, we have an illusion of prosperity and we need to fix our dilemma before it comes crashing down around us. Our children and grandchildren need a future, not a huge debt that they didn’t create.

I think we should institute term limits so that when we vote new people in they can function and come up with their own ideas without having to go along with the established career politicians. We need to start somewhere and that’s where I’d like to start. Talk is good, whether we agree with one another or not.

Kathy Johnson