Re "Shilling for Obama" (Letters, Oct. 17): Letter writer Paul Carrillo says the country's $17 trillion dollar debt is a catastrophe because it equals our annual gross national product. "Would any bank lend you money if this was your balance sheet?" he asks.
I hope he knows more about his, and most Americans', personal finances than he does about macroeconomics. How does he think virtually every American homeowner finances their home?
-- Jerry Reynolds, Sacramento