Our debt threatens our national security

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David Bossie
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      David Bossie

      David N. Bossie is the president of Citizens United and Citizens United Productions, and the executive producer of “America at Risk.”

      Bossie is the former chief investigator for the United States House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. During Bill Clinton’s two terms as president, he led investigations ranging from the Whitewater land deal to the transfer of dual-use technology to China and to foreign fundraising in the 1996 Clinton re-election campaign.

      As president of Citizens United Productions, Bossie has produced 11 documentaries since 2004, including the award winning Border War: The Battle over Illegal Immigration, Broken Promises: The United Nations at 60 with Ron Silver, and Perfect Valor, a documentary narrated by Senator Fred Thompson about the service and sacrifices of our troops in Iraq.

      Born in Boston, Bossie attended the University of Maryland. He has proudly served for the last 19 years as a volunteer firefighter in Montgomery County, Maryland, where he resides with his wife, Susan, and their three children; Isabella, Griffin and Lily Campbell.

It’s going to be a long, hot summer as Congress and the Obama administration debate how best to bring down America’s $14 trillion debt. Our crushing debt is as much a national security threat as it is an economic disaster. Many nations own our enormous amounts of debt, and some of these entities are nefarious in nature — like China, Russia, and OPEC. If these nations sell off our debt, they can wield great power over America.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, said last year, “The most significant threat to our national security is our debt.” The Obama administration must find a way to cut trillions — not billions — when it comes to our crippling debt. America is at a crossroads, where we can act boldly now, or put our security at risk by doing nothing.

According to President Obama’s own budget, interest payments for the national debt will quadruple from $186.9 billion in 2009 to $768.2 billion in 2020. That equals $2,500 for every man, woman, and child to pay off just the interest to our national debt every year. The American taxpayer will be drowning in the interest we pay. Remember, the $768.2 billion Americans will be paying in 2020 does not bring down our national debt; it just pays off the interest the debt has accrued!

At Citizens United we have produced a short video highlighting how the growing $14 trillion national debt is directly related to America’s national security. Congress and the Obama administration must be tackling our national debt as both a security and an economic issue. Please share this video with friends to spread the word on who owns our debt.

David N. Bossie is the president of Citizens United and Citizens United Productions, and the executive producer of “America at Risk.”

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  • cmccartn

    Really guys?
    This sort of nonsense just makes you sound so terrible. And I was really hopeful for the article, because long term if our debt crushes us we won’t be able to fund security, and look at the soviet union. They collapsed because their economy collapsed, which made them less powerful on an international stage. There is no reason our debt couldn’t do the same thing.
    Instead you go off with your xenophobia, it’s annoying. Because I continue to want to believe that the Daily Caller is a legit site and then they post this.