Re: “Federal money on way to boost Pacific Avenue” (TNT, 8-17).
Among a multitude of gifts, recently Congressman Norm Dicks gifted nearly a million dollars of federal taxpayers’ money to Tacoma’s Pacific Avenue road improvement project. Add Dicks’ gifts to the gifts from other members of Congress and the country will soon be bankrupt.
I thought the priority of Congress was to cut spending before the country is bankrupt. The federal revenue is about $2.2 trillion and spending is almost twice the revenue, a gap that additional confiscatory taxes will not cover.
Dicks is selfishly buying votes, and his constituents have selfishly voted him to represent them for decades. We are well on our way to becoming a banana republic because we cannot stop spending on low-priority projects.