“The best way to honor mothers this Mother’s Day is for Congress to do what’s right: pay the nation’s bills by raising the borrowing limit to assure a stable economy and avoid default,” writes Carrol Olinger, a Cumberland County resident.
This Mother’s Day, I’m celebrating being the proud mother of four daughters, one son, and five grandchildren. My children are my pride and joy, and throughout my life they have been my top priority. Today, even as a retired educator, and seasoned community leader, I still worry more about my children than anything else in the world.
And, unfortunately, I have good reason to worry given the current debate about national default in Congress. Our economic future, our healthcare, education for our children–all of it is at risk because of the upside-down priorities of many elected leaders that are putting my children–and everyone else’s–in harm’s way.
For most of us, paying the bills comes first. It comes before luxuries, before upgrades, before whims–that’s what I taught my children.
But some leaders in Congress clearly don’t agree with me.