Thanks, GOP.

I have embarked on a personal quest to eliminate all of my debt as quickly as possible. After years of bad decisions, some from the taking of bad advice, some from what I thought was necessity, and some just because I didn’t want to wait for the things I wanted, I accumulated over $20,000 in debt (not including my mortgage). It’s not an extreme amount, but it is just enough to be a burden on me and my family. I decided that it’s time to get rid of this burden. It has involved hard looks at my lifestyle, cutting back on wasteful and unnecessary spending, and prioritizing paying down debt over my personal wants.

I have decided that all debt is worthy of scorn and hatred, and I want to eliminate it from my life (Proverbs 22:7).

So it is in this context that I express how much I truly appreciate seeing a Republican-controlled Congress going to such lengths to do the exact opposite. Not just the exact opposite of my own personal quest, but the exact opposite of what they have preached and promised to their constituents for so many years.

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