Debt?

“I can scarcely contemplate a greater calamity that could befall this country,
than be loaded with a debt exceeding their ability ever to discharge. If this
be a just remark, it is unwise and improvident to vest in the general
government a power to borrow at discretion, without any limitation or
restriction.”
– Brutus
pseudonym, probably Robert Yates (1738-1801) politician and judge
Source: The Anti-Federalist,1787-88.

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