How to Bankrupt a Country
Senator Ben Sasse
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To borrow from Nasos Mihalakas — The lesson for the U.S. is not “more government spending leads to more government debt and possible bankruptcy.” Rather, the lesson for the U.S. should be that “politicians need to make choices and expect to be judged for their choices by the people.”

Choices such as your accepting nearly $40,000 in campaign money from a company that recommended reduced payouts to insurance claimants by offering low settlements, delaying processing to wear out claimants through attrition, and fighting customers that protest in court. Allstate’s profits doubled over ten years after adopting your third largest supporter McKinsey & Company’s strategy.

You also chose to accept $2,000 from the leader of the white supremacist group that apparently influenced Dylann Roof, the suspect in the killing of nine African-Americans in a Charleston, S.C.

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