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DEBT: Spending cuts will affect infrastructure

Letter by William C. Dalton, Gig Harbor on Dec. 5, 2011 at 1:38 pm | 10 Comments »
December 5, 2011 2:17 pm

Re: “Obama’s the problem, not the rich” (letter, 12-3).

Contrary to what the writer and many many others might think, President Obama isn’t the problem. He is just the person who has to fix it.

The critics need to discover that mindless adherence to their party mantra is going to sink us all.

According to letter writer, the only solution to the problem is through sufficient spending cuts to remove trillions of debt. Only one very small problem there: Cuts are people and their jobs. Jobs are payroll. Payroll is consumer spending, mortgage payments, cars purchased.

That large of a cut in spending would end contracts to repair, rebuild and maintain the highways, bridges and infrastructure of this country. That would do significant damage to contractors (people who provide jobs), to the people who would have been hired to do the work and to the companies that would have provided the materials.

Be careful what you wish for when you don’t think.

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