The Jury Talks Back


National Debt Passes $20 Trillion

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 6:49 am

Only a few dinosaurs like me care about this. We want to avoid saddling our children with a crushing tax burden. But our time is past. The competing factions now consist of President Trump, who doesn’t give a crap about the debt, and the establishment GOP, which doesn’t give a crap about the debt.

Fans of one side will pretend to care as a way to blame the other, and vice versa. The comments to this post will be filled with that sort of talk. But that’s the standard partisan horse excrement, which is all anyone really cares about. Very few actually care about the issue as an issue. Most people will just cite the debt as a club to whack people they don’t like. Give them a chance to actually do something about it and they wouldn’t lift a finger.

Someone like me is a man without a party. The very few of you who actually truly care about this are men and women without a party as well.


  1. I care about the debt. I care about immigration, the wall and no amnesty. We all know who doesn’t care about any of these things.

    Comment by DRJ — 9/12/2017 @ 7:32 am

  2. Us racist, tyrannical and violent Porkbusters and TEAparty people sure changed the culture, eh?

    Comment by SPQR — 9/12/2017 @ 7:42 am

  3. I think most of the Teaparty got fed up with trying to do things the right way and adopted Trump as their avatar to either fight the “other side” or destroy everything and let God sort it out. They gave up on principles and took the easy path, at least what they thought would be the easier path at that time. Many are stuck not wanting to admit they were wrong, others are blindly sticking to the path because, as I said before, they either want a fight or to burn it all down.

    Comment by Sean — 9/12/2017 @ 2:40 pm

  4. I am a Tea Party person and I did not give up on fiscal solvency. Trump loves debt, especially gambling with other people’s money, and it shows.

    Comment by DRJ — 9/12/2017 @ 4:06 pm

  5. I consider the debt to be the #1 threat to our country.

    Comment by Arizona CJ — 9/14/2017 @ 6:52 pm

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