Tonight the President delivers his State of the Union Address to the nation. This annual event brings representatives from all three branches of government into the Capitol at the same time. But there is another figure looming that has been ignored for far too long. The national debt – currently at $14 trillion and counting – is the 800 pound gorilla in the room.
There will be an 800 pound gorilla standing in the well of the House tonight that President Obama will not want to talk about. All indications so far are that the President will just request more taxpayer money to spend on funding programs that will help his reelection efforts and feed the debt gorilla.
But the debt gorilla will not be ignored any longer. In the spirit of the bipartisan seating at this year’s State of the Union, the gorilla has submitted his own profile for Congressional Match in the hopes of finally being acknowledged. Who will volunteer to step across the aisle and address our $14 trillion debt in Washington?
(Special thanks to Caleb Howe)
David Bossie is president of Citizens United.