The national debt is now $13.7 trillion. The interest on it is approximately $387 billion, a day. The package that was just tentatively approved in D.C. will cost about $900 billion more over the next two years — to be financed entirely by adding to the national debt, according to a New York Times article. Ok, I mean it wouldn’t take a Ph.d from MIT to figure out that, oh, we might want to subtract from the national debt at this point. On a campaign stop in Delphos, Ohio, I told the Delphos News it is our belief that we should have “someone in D.C. with a calculator that works.” Given this latest development, prior to even using the calculator, it might be good to have someone in D.C.: who understands the difference between subtraction and addition. Note: The $387 billion in interest each day means our urban war zones are being tremendously shorted help; our environmental programs (to reverse imminent threats like global warming) are being tremendously shorted; people starving to death, dying of malaria, etc., in the developing countries are being tremendously shorted… We, most of us, should be tightening our belts and paying this national debt off as quickly as possible.