Re "Remember those who flirted with default (Editorial, Oct. 20): Before today, the United States Treasury Department was legally allowed to borrow up to $16.699 trillion. This is not enough to fund the government: by Nov. 15, it owe another $104 billion more than it will receive in taxes. So Congress has adopted a last-minute measure to increase the debt limit.
If you spent $1 million a day every day since Jesus was born, you would have spent $700 billion by now. That's one-twenty third of the debt limit as of yesterday.
I will vote for anyone who takes our National debt seriously.
-- Harvey Hartman, Cameron Park