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Betsy Summers on Budget & Economy


Deficit spending leads to economic collapse

On Deficit Spending: A nation's money is its economic lifeblood. Passing on our debt to future generations, or defrauding the people and the government's creditors with inflation, are not options. Those paths lead inevitably to economic collapse; we need to choose a path that leads to long-term prosperity.
Source: Campaign website, www.voteforbetsy.com, "Issues" Oct 15, 2004

Return to gold & silver-based monetary system

A solution to deficit spending is to put the American economy back on real money, backed by gold and silver, and to take away the ability of the Federal Reserve to create "money" out of thin air, debasing the value of the "money" in your wallet. I will vote against legislation for any such operation that doesn't meet the true test of money: It is either made of gold or silver, or can be redeemed for a fixed amount of gold or silver.
Source: Campaign website, www.voteforbetsy.com, "Issues" Oct 15, 2004

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