Re: “Letter to the editor: Facts show Republicans are wrong about U.S. deficit” (Dec. 2), by Tom Foley:

There is no mention of the U.S. debt of $18 trillion – which, under Barack Obama, is about triple what it was when George W. Bush first took office in 2001. Obama has borrowed 40 cents of every dollar he spends. Trillions are owed just to China.

When China comes calling, what do we do? Borrow from Canada to pay China, if our credit is any good. Would that I could balance my budget and have a surplus by not paying my bills.

Craig Elliott

Bristol