Daily Archives: May 14, 2019

Fiscal sanity loses its luster — Let’s borrow our way to prosperity!

News Analysis Do you, or anyone you know, really think that this country can afford $2 trillion to refurbish our nation’s infrastructure? That’s the proposed price tag for a plan tentatively agreed upon by President Trump and some high-ranking Democrats. This country works best when we at least pay lip service to the prospect of balancing the federal budget – even though it has only been done in recent years during the second term of Bill Clinton. To come up with $2 trillion will require some heavy-duty borrowing, on top of the $23 trillion that we already owe. It’s OK to borrow, and but let’s not k…