When Nancy Pelosi first became speaker of the House in 2007 U.S. public debt was about 6 trillion dollars. During her final term in 2022 public debt had reached 31 trillion and the environmental challenges were not substantially defeated. Ecnology for land and sea management were deficient on software and hardware axes. Though she wasn’t in office all of those years she was her party’s leader and that indicates something about the political economy she was associated with. It is time for a change though Speaker McCarthy may not be the leader one might like.
There seems to be some ambiguity concerning the actual amount of public debt in 2007-2008. The numbers range from 6.3 trillion to 10 trillion dollars.