In June 12’s “Point and Counterpoint: National Security Threat,” John Rowerdink predicted that his “opinion and that expressed in the companion column … will be very different.” Although Ms. Wells and Mr. Rowerdink did have different (and valid) ideas as to what poses the greatest national security threat to the United States, only Mr. Rowerdink chose to attack the opposite political party throughout his column.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the nation’s debt has hit record heights every year since 2001, meaning the debt increased under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
While blaming only the Obama administration for the increase in our nation’s debt, Mr. Rowerdink conveniently left out any mention of the effect the Trump Administration’s $1.5 trillion tax cut package is having on our debt. The budget office predicts that the tax cuts will increase the deficit by $2.3 trillion over the next decade.
Both Ms. Wells and Mr. Rowerdink made good points in their columns, but Mr. Rowerdink’s argument was less persuasive because he made it political.
Patricia Currie Blume, Pinehurst