J. KARL MILLER: U.S. national debt is a spending problem

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

A week ago Sunday while reading the publication former managing editor George Kennedy dubbed "the more expensive newspaper," I found on the opinion page two differing assessments of U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's budget plan for 2012 and beyond. One was by celebrity economist and Nobel Prize recipient Paul Krugman and the other by Bob Roper, a local retired banking and investment executive.