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Letter: County shouldn’t depend on feds for sidewalk cash

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

On Tuesday, April 12 at the Abingdon Elementary School, supervisor Bobby Crewe held a town hall meeting, where plans for Gloucester Point were unveiled.

The Planning Commission spokesperson delineated the plan to add sidewalks to Guinea and Hayes roads some time in the future. She stated that the funds were available or would be available and I asked where the funds came from. I was informed that they come from the federal government.

Here is the problem as I see it.

The U.S. government in Washington is in financial irons. The whole of the debt it has incurred, both funded and unfunded, is, by some estimates well over 55 trillion dollars—$55,000,000,000,000—and more than twice that by other estimates. This debt will never be paid and it is a curse on the American people.

The nation’s cost of debt is accelerating to a point where it is taking an increasingly disproportionate amount of the current budget. The government is also runni...

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