LETTER: Falling over the fiscal cliff

Falling over the fiscal cliff

By the time this letter is read, the "fiscal cliff" may have already been avoided or is happening. I do not have a "crystal ball," but I believe that either way the government, and the taxpayers go, it will be a lose-lose situation. I say this because the $16 trillion national debt must be paid, if I am not mistaken. People say that this national debt will be passed on to our children. These people also say that in order to pay this huge debt off, it would cost each one of us over $40,000.

If this "fiscal cliff" is avoided, either the Democrats or the Republicans will take the credit for it. Is this something to feel good about? I think not. If we are being told the truth, that this debt must be paid off, how in the name of fiscal responsibility will this debt ever be paid off?

If the "fiscal cliff" takes place, the two parties will be pointing fingers like the little brats that they have turned out to be! Again, is this something to be glad or sad about?

I will end by saying, "The piper or the Grim Reaper must be paid."

Timothy Monroe Bledsoe