Letter: Lankford and Inhofe had no problem with the national debt during the Trump years | Letters to the Editor

When will Oklahomans learn that they voted against their own interests by electing politicians who work for those who fund their campaigns rather than the people who elected them?

The hypocritical groans of our two senators about the passage of recent legislation aimed at fighting climate change, reducing prescription drug costs, helping Americans pay for their health insurance and at the same time reducing federal deficits would be laughable if they weren’t so sadly thought out. of their past behavior.

I may be wrong, but I don’t recall similar calls for fiscal austerity as the explosive rise in national debt happened on their watch during the Trump administration. The financial burden they helped impose on our government will wreak havoc for decades, putting our children and grandchildren in debt.

The national debt grew by nearly $7.8 trillion during Donald Trump’s tenure. That’s nearly twice what Americans owe on student loans, auto loans, credit cards, and all other types of non-mortgage debt, combined. That’s about $23,500 in new federal debt for every person in the country.

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It seems that when the federal debt is ballooned to unprecedented levels to benefit the wealthiest Americans and corporate interests, not a word of protest is said by our two senators from Oklahoma. But when legislation is passed to benefit most Americans and protect our planet, their reaction is predictable.

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John A. Bogar