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By Suellis Kelly

September 18, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- Although  elections happened in many states last Tuesday, there has been no focus or even updates about the good news that was delivered Monday (see links to U.S. Treasury reports below.) I admit that I did spend considerable time watching a few of the most trustworthy news correspondents, yet the fact that President Obama has reduced the United States deficit eight percent was not mentioned.


Why can I flip through the 24/7 hour news channels and not hear about the reduction of our deficit on every station? Shouldn't this be front-page headline news? Where is the ticker-tape parade?

This is a huge accomplishment and frankly, we are ahead of where we were when we initially paid back the deficit in the ‘90s and transformed our national financial account into "large surpluses” that would “continue accumulating as far as the eye could see." Our new President achieved this in his first 18 months in office! Plus, as we have already witnessed happen before, as soon as our workers gain steady living-wage employment, they will immediately begin rebuilding their lives, thus saturating the markets with income and in real effect, our deficit will be reduced at even a higher rate.

It took President Clinton approximately seven years to pay-down the deficit and we saw for ourselves how rapidly the new surplus began compiling. I wonder, since we are already ahead of schedule, now that he has shown what his plan is capable of achieving with our support and encouragement, what other great things can President Obama accomplish? Perhaps create a new surplus for us, in six years or less?

Maybe if we stop projecting our anger toward him for what happened before he was elected into office; he would have increased energy to continue developing and implementing additional plans to propel us further forward toward success.

This achievement speaks volumes and in fact, it exclaims that we are heading in a healthy direction for our families, our citizens, and our nation. Within this good news is also a reminder for us – that within our ranks is plenty of energy to achieve our mutual and long-held goals. Additionally, our own memories serve to assure us that continuing to develop and implement these plans, we will soon begin rapidly building surpluses and resources beyond our greatest expectations.



Suellis Kelley is an award-winning journalist who changed and created Child Protection and Victims Rights Laws during 1984 to 1992 that include “The Victim’s Impact Statement” – the law that gives victims and/or their families the right to speak in court. She has contributed concepts and ideas to many forms of media and is currently writing articles,creating concepts and solutions to improve our citizen’ lives.

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