Mitt Romney said something that really resonated with me but then got lost in the noise caused by Obama’s Epic Debate Fail.
Let’s go back to that first debate:
LEHRER: … Governor Romney, you — you go first because the president went first on segment one. And the question is this, what are the differences between the two of you as to how you would go about tackling the deficit problem in this country?
ROMNEY: Good. I’m glad you raised that, and it’s a — it’s a critical issue. I think it’s not just an economic issue, I think it’s a moral issue. I think it’s, frankly, not moral for my generation to keep spending massively more than we take in, knowing those burdens are going to be passed on to the next generation and they’re going to be paying the interest and the principal all their lives.
And the amount of debt we’re adding, at a trillion a year, is simply not moral . . .
I never heard a politician put it so bluntly before. He is correct too. It is simply wrong for us to bail ourselves out of trouble by putting our children and grandchildren into debt. I’m not saying that government should never incur debt, I’m saying that running up deficits year after year simply has to stop.