Jarad Bernstein, Drake University

Jarad Bernstein
Director of Communications
Drake University

January 13, 2020

Dear Mr. Bernstein:

Having watched most of the Democratic primary debates to date, it strikes me that moderators and candidates alike have been ignoring the government’s fiscal woes. A few candidates have been asked how their spending proposals would be “paid for,” but the real issue is how the overall budget will be paid for. Thus, one might ask:

•DO YOU AGREE THAT TRILLION DOLLAR DEFICITS AND SOARING DEBT ARE UNSUSTAINABLE?

•IF SO, WOULD YOU SUPPORT A PLAN TO BALANCE THE BUDGET IF YOU WERE ELECTED PRESIDENT?

•WHAT STEPS WOULD BE INVOLVED, WHOSE SUPPORT WOULD BE REQUIRED, AND HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE?

In addition to being of interest to me personally, this line of questioning would address concerns of Secure America’s Future Economy, a Delaware-based organization that was founded in 1996 and has been advocating "Smaller, More Focused, Less Costly Government" ever since. See our website for additional information about SAFE, and I am also taking the liberty of sending you a link to our current blog post: Once again, Congress delivered subpar results,
1/13/20.

If you could get our question in the queue for the Jan. 14 debate, we would certainly appreciate it. Please advise if we can help further.

William Whipple III

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