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ECONOMY: Fiscal restraint in our best interest

Letter by Jessie E. Maynard, Graham on Aug. 2, 2010 at 10:17 am with 3 Comments »
August 5, 2010 9:14 am

Re: “GOP puts Murray on defensive for federal projects,” (TNT, 7-26).

As a responsible U.S. citizen, I am disappointed to see politicians bragging during this election season about the pork dollars they have successfully negotiated for special interest groups (e.g., veterans associations, corporations, retired persons associations) and Washington state.

This country is in dire fiscal straits. Politicians and special interest groups should be pursuing pork cuts – not increases – and using their negotiating power to convince other U.S. senators and representatives to do the same. I want to hear politicians bragging about how much money they have saved the American public and our future generations, not how much pork they have acquired for narrowly targeted interest groups so they can win re-election.

This country has been spending beyond its means for the past 40-plus years. Cuts are required in all areas of federal spending.

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  1. Publico says:

    You remember David Stockman? He has some interesting things to say about the Republican approach to the economy. Don’t worry about it being in the NY Times. They are simply the delivery messenger.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/01/opinion/01stockman.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&ref=contributors

  2. stetsonwalker says:

    Are you saying the democratic approach is working for us?

  3. Publico says:

    “stetsonwalker says:
    August 2, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    Are you saying the democratic approach is working for us?”
    Yes, more slowly than desired because of republican obstructionism and their wrong decisions in the past and present.
    Read the article.

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