"Bill Clinton steadily reduced the debt increase while he was in office, thanks largely to the 1993 Debt Reduction Act* that was OPPOSED BY EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN IN CONGRESS, led by Newt Gingrich! The Republicans claimed that the Debt Reduction Act would result in HIGHER deficits and also result in an economic recession during President Clinton's term. Obviously, with hindsight they were completely wrong. Republicans don't seem to be very good at math, or economics.
"Now, after 20 years of huge Republican deficits and Republican recessions, the National Debt has increased from $937 Billion -- LESS than $1 Trillion -- the day Ronald Reagan took office to ALMOST $10 TRILLION!!! The Debt has increased more than TEN TIMES what it was when Ronald Reagan promised to reduce the National Debt by 1983! We and our children and their children will be paying off the debt added by Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush for the next 100 years and more! For what !?!? Services have been cut across America. Police and Fire Departments haven't grown nearly as fast as our population. Even the number of troops in the military has been cut while military spending has skyrocketed!
"Unfortunately that is the Republican strategy to win back Congress and finish destroying our country with debt thrown away to the wealthy and the Communists in China. They want to block any measure that will help America recover from the debt and crashed economy they themselves caused, all while blaming it on someone else. In other words America, Republicans are banking on the hope that you are stupid. Their whole existence depends on you forgetting their horrible stewardship of America while in power and on you not being armed with the facts about how our country got here because you do not want gays to be married or you are afraid someone is going to take your gun."
I'm a Rural Democrat, too. I live just outside Burning Springs, in Clay County. Elect More Democrats. Holbert for Congress. Rein in Federal spending!