Debt and deficit

By the time I got in my car this evening, Roger Sharpe and Virginia Foxx had already left WSJS to move on to other engagements. So host Bob Costner threw the lines open, and two straight callers challenged Foxx’s knowledge of the national debt, with the second caller saying Foxx was “irresponsible” not to know the national debt.

Before I got home, Foxx was back on the air via telephone, clearly explaining the difference between the deficit and the debt, adding that people often confused the two.

Did I know the difference? Not really. That’s why we have representatives in Washington right?

Sam Hieb / Contributing Editor

Sam Hieb is freelance journalist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a contributing editor for Carolina Journal and for Piedmont Publius, a blog that focuses on political a...

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