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Can the US endlessly create debt without consequence?

So the item of the day is another misguided treatise by my favorite Neocon over at AEI. Here is the link. http://www dot aei-ideas dot org/2013/09/does-the-fed-really-have-a-hidden-agenda-to-hide-the-cost-of-us-debt/comment-page-1/ (replace "dot" with "." I do this so that when I copy and share it does not zero in on this article rather than what I have written.)

My response follows:
There are many things I could pick apart in this opinion piece, but let me concentrate on the last 2 paragraphs.

My letter to local school district. Please feel free to copy, edit and share with your local school board and administrators:

Resoluton 523 was passed with the State Budget, and it calls for a series of public hearings and an investigation into costs of Common Core compliance. It occurs to me that we ought to consider costs locally as well. One reason that many school boards may be hesitant to buck the system, to NOT implement the very bad Common Core so-called State Standards is that they fear losing money. With that in mind, several questions occur to me. Could you please pass this along to your chief financial officer and any other personnel who may be useful in answering these questions, and get back to me with the results?

My letter to local school district. Please feel free to copy, edit and share with your local school board and administrators:

Resoluton 523 was passed with the State Budget, and it calls for a series of public hearings and an investigation into costs of Common Core compliance. It occurs to me that we ought to consider costs locally as well. One reason that many school boards may be hesitant to buck the system, to NOT implement the very bad Common Core so-called State Standards is that they fear losing money. With that in mind, several questions occur to me. Could you please pass this along to your chief financial officer and any other personnel who may be useful in answering these questions, and get back to me with the results?

Got this message from my Congressional mis-representative, Ron Kind, and felt inspired by his words: http://kind.congressnewsletter.net/mail/util.cfm?gpiv=2100104789.491029....

Ron talks about inexpensive health care, small business, and economic opportunity in that piece. My response:

Ron

Thank you for your recent email regarding health care, small business, and economic opportunity. Consider the following:

You want low insurance rates, yet you promoted Obamacare, which taxes the very goods and services that you correctly observe already cost too much.

DHHS recently added 15000 regulations with regard to Obamacare. How is this going to REDUCE the cost of delivery of medical care? Quite simply, it is not.