The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 18, 2013

$17 trillion in national debt

Daily Item

---- — U.S. Rep. Tom Marino said the United States has racked up nearly $ 17 trillion in national debt (Daily Item, Oct. 17, Page A3).

I ask Rep. Marino what are the costs of the Iraq war, the Afghanistan war, and the costs of ever increasing and required national security to combat terrorism against us?

Would Rep. Marino agree that all of the above three and rampant frauds in welfare, social security, and medicare/medicaid contributed toward this enormous national debt?

Jai B. Kim