Last August, Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said, "The single biggest threat to our national security is our debt."
When the admiral said that, our national debt was $13.3 trillion. Today it is $14.3 trillion. The threat keeps growing.
Although you might not have heard of rare earths — the common name for 17 obscure but valuable chemical elements — you most likely own a consumer product that contains them.
In case you haven’t figured it out on your own, let me report to you straight from Washington, D.C.: this country’s finances are a mess.
“The character of a nation can be measured by the way that nation treats its veterans.”