In response to concerns with national debt, the Young Americans for Liberty will put a 40-foot-long display of the approximate amount of national debt on the TSC Patio in hopes that students will realize the severity of the number, which is climbing steadily toward $15 trillion.The setup will be viewable on Thursday, March 31, and Friday, April 1. Students from YAL will be outside offering further information on national debt to passersby.”We hope that the students, first of all, just understand the scope of national debt and realize that the most simple way to put it is the federal government has just grown so large it meddles in people’s everyday lives on so many levels where it wasn’t originally intended to,” said David Nilson, USU’s YAL chapter president. “The government has gotten way too big, and way too intrusive.”YAL is a national organization, and 75 universities that support this organization throughout the country will participate in the creation of campus debt clocks to help students understand the true issue U.S. spending is, Nilson said.The College Republicans are also in support of this attempt to create awareness, said chairman Terry Camp. Camp said Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. Mike Lee recently proposed a balanced budget amendment be implemented to check federal spending. Camp also said he believes Utah politicians are going in the right direction to improve the current debt increase.
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