Article not laughing matter

On April 1, I saw an article in which President Obama has proclaimed April as “National Financial Capability Month,” during which his administration will do things such as teach young people “how to budget responsibly.”


I thought it was a great April Fool’s joke by the writer, but when I read on I found the article was not a joke. In an official proclamation released March 29, Obama said, “I call upon all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities to improve their understanding of financial principles and practices.” Obama went on to say, “My administration continues to encourage responsibility at all levels of our financial system.”

This is coming from a president who has increased our national debt by more than 60 percent.

It was not an April Fool’s joke, but it is a joke – and the joke is on us.

Charles Cushman

Aiken, S.C.



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