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Mark Levin Warns: America’s Spending, National Debt ‘Will Destroy the Country from Within’

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | July 23, 2019 | 2:19 PM EDT

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host, TV host, author and American lawyer Mark Levin (Screenshot)

On his nationally syndicated radio talk show “The Mark Levin Show” on Monday, host Mark Levin warned that the United States of America’s spending and national debt “will destroy the country from within.”

“Look around you, because 50 years from now, this country’s not going to be anything like it is today,” said Mark Levin of America. “I’ll be gone. Many of us will be gone, but your children and grandchildren will be here and future generations. And I am telling you that what we are doing to our children and grandchildren and generations yet born is going to destroy them. This is going to destroy them. All this crap about Mueller, Russia-collusion, all these lies, the focus of the media, unfortunately, mark my words, this will destroy the country from within.”

Mark Levin’s comments came in response to a piece by Brian Riedl in National Review, which states that, “President Trump and congressional leaders are nearing a [budget] deal that would raise the discretionary-spending caps by $320 billion over two years and offset less than one-quarter of those costs (and even those offsets would take a decade to materialize).”

Below is a transcript, in pertinent part, of Mark Levin’s remarks from his show on Monday:

“There is no desire – none – to cut spending. None. There’s no pressure on Congress to cut spending – none. There’s no rational discussion on this in the media. It will all be blamed on Trump. It should be blamed on all of them quite frankly, both parties, all leaders – both parties, all leaders.

“There is no budget control act anymore. There’s no budget control anymore. Right now the fiscal operating debt is $22 trillion, and massively expanding. The unfunded liability debt is over $250 trillion. They don’t even tell you about that. All they ever do is talk about the $22 trillion fiscal operating debt. They never tell you about the unfunded liabilities. They complain, ‘You know, we can’t control entitlements.’ Then you ought to ask them, ‘Well, what does that contribute to the debt?’ They don’t want to talk about it because they might have to do something about it. So when you add the $22 trillion— Let’s just round it off to $220 trillion – it’s much higher – in unfunded liabilities, that means each and every one of you owes about $700,000 in debt. Babies, teenagers, senior citizens, about $700,000 each. It’s about $68,000 if you just consider fiscal operating debt. But we’re into all of it. There isn’t just a fiscal operating debt. There’s an unfunded liabilities debt.

“Then we have the Democrats running off and saying, ‘College for all!’ ‘How are you going to pay for it?’ ‘Oh, you know, just tax the rich.’ ‘Health care for all!’ ‘Well, how are you going—’ ‘Oh, well, we’ll just tax the rich.’

“And then the Republicans, at least they used to give lip service to controlling spending, don’t even give lip service anymore.

“I want you to look at your children and grandchildren. I want you to think about 50 years from now, just 50 years from now. We talk about Apollo 11, right? 50 years ago.

“Look around you, because 50 years from now, this country’s not going to be anything like it is today. I’ll be gone. Many of us will be gone, but your children and grandchildren will be here and future generations. And I am telling you that what we are doing to our children and grandchildren and generations yet born is going to destroy them. This is going to destroy them. All this crap about Mueller, Russia-collusion, all these lies, the focus of the media, unfortunately, mark my words, this will destroy the country from within.

“China will be on the rise. Other countries will be on the rise, while we destroy ourselves from within because we’re too d--- selfish, because we want something for nothing, because we have demagogues at the helm that keep telling us, ‘You have a right to this and a right to that and a right to this and a right to that.’”

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