Why debt is a threat to national security
October 22nd, 2012
07:52 AM ET
10 years ago

Why debt is a threat to national security

New York (CNNMoney) - The national debt is not on the official agenda for Monday's presidential debate on foreign policy.

But it may as well as be. A chorus of former military leaders, current administration officials and fiscal hawks have all labeled the country's debt a threat to national security.


Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com • Debt • Deficit
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  1. Gurgyl

    Debt is not the treat–it is GOP idiotic WARS, a bigger threat–learn, understand, comprehend and teach others. A gospel truth. Obama12.

    October 22, 2012 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  2. myron8160

    The word how many time mitt says he do everything on day 1

    October 22, 2012 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    The debt is a major problem in our foreign policy, and I hope that it is a major topic, in the debate.

    October 22, 2012 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  4. g

    dont spend trillions on wars when it took a hand full off guys and two bullets to take him out -

    October 22, 2012 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  5. Dean

    This should be one of Romney's main points in the debate. Obama's mishandling of the economy has had a dire effect on DoD spending and how the world sees the U.S. We need to lead from a position of strength, and that is possible only with a strong economy. Handing out more food stamps does not make the world a safer place, quite the contrary.

    October 22, 2012 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  6. Anthony

    When you have debt, don't add more to it by proposing more tax cuts and increasing military spending, which is what Romney wants to do. Ronald Reagan tried it in the 1980s and it did not work. George H.W. Bush had to break his pledge and raised taxes. George W. Bush tried it in the 2000s, cutting taxes while fighting two wars, and it did not work. He kept the deficit artificially low by funding the wars off budget. His last budget, FY 2009 (the U.S. government passes its budget before the start of a fiscal year, which begins on October 1 of the year before), was the first federal budget with a deficit of over 1 trillion. When your house is on fire, stop pouring gasoline on it.

    October 22, 2012 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  7. myron8160

    On day 1 i will show you my taxes on day 1 mitt the snakeoilsellman

    October 22, 2012 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  8. myron8160

    On day 1 i will make all women stay home and have babies on day 1 yourtruely mitt the snakeoilsellman

    October 22, 2012 09:15 am at 9:15 am |