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DEBT: Get the source, not a filter

Letter by David A. Porter, Tacoma on Aug. 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm | 30 Comments »
August 15, 2011 2:45 pm

Re: “Get the facts straight” (letter, 8-14).

The writer replied to a column about our national debt. He says “get the facts straight” about debt facts, then directs our attention to “usgovernmentspending.com.” The author of this site, Christopher Chantrill, is a self-proclaimed conservative, and the site is loaded up with all kinds of extreme references and bias.

I recommend people look up facts on neutral sources like the http://www.cbo.gov/ or Wikipedia. Don’t pawn off self-promotion and spin as factual, please.

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