Letter: The Biggest Threat to America's Future Is Its Debt

Published Feb 10, 2018. By Joe English.

In 2010, Robert Bixby, director of the Concord Coalition, and David Walker, the former U. S. comptroller-general, began touring the country to sound the alarm about the nation’s out-of-control debt. History will record that they did their best to serve as the Paul Reveres of the 21st century. At the time, the nation’s debt totaled around $10 trillion. Their warning fell on deaf ears.

In the intervening decade, the national debt has more than doubled.