- Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio); Speaker Harry Reid (D-NV)
- United States of America
The National Debt is well over 16 trillion dollars and climbing faster than it ever has. Currently every citizen owes $52,164. Every taxpayer currently owes $145.667. In April of 2011, Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) introduced a resolution that would place a clock measuring the U.S. debt in the House chamber as a "visual gesture" that reminds members of the need to reduce spending.
"We are currently borrowing $58,000 per second," Reed said last week. "We borrow at least forty cents of each dollar we spend. That is unsustainable. The debt clock will be a distinct reminder that our national debt must always be our first consideration as we continue to spend money that we do not have."
It’s obvious that the resolution went nowhere. Members of congress (not all) feel that a clock would do no more than display to the country that they are patriotic. I strongly disagree and I feel this would be a conscious reminder of duty to the people of this great country.
There is a stirring wind of rebellion starting that all members of congress should be very fearful of.
We, the undersigned, call for a National Debt Clock to be placed in the chamber of the US House to clearly identify and update all members of Congress.
The Place a National Debt clock in the US House Chamber petition to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio); Speaker Harry Reid (D-NV) was written by Richard Robertson and is in the category Miscellaneous at GoPetition.