Should my succa have a debt ceiling?

12.10.2011                      14.Tischrei. 5772                       Erew Sukkot

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Should my succa have a debt ceiling?

The owner of a succa that needed new infrastructure, columnist Edmon J. Rodman looks into the US debate on job creation for a bipartisan solution.

Each Succot we read in Kohelet, Ecclesiastes, that there “is a time to tear down, and a time to build up." For my succa it was time for both.
Last year the legs of my succa were bowed and its roof supports looked flimsy. This year I wanted to rebuild my Jewish infrastructure, maybe even expand. But in a year of tight budgets, both personal and national, in a year when even the US Congress had finances as shaky as any succa, how should I proceed?…