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SEQUESTER: Thanks, but does Kilmer have a plan?

Letter by Richard G. Thomas Jr., Tacoma on March 19, 2013 at 2:38 pm | No Comments »
March 20, 2013 9:22 am

Re: “Why Congress must replace across-the-board budget cuts” (Viewpoint, 3-19).

While Congressman Derek Kilmer did a fine job of reviewing concerns that many of us have with prospective sequestration cuts, he didn’t seem to do much beyond that, particularly in the way of offering plans or policies to address those concerns.

It is certainly comforting to know that the congressman views the current budget intransigence in the same manner we do, but I’d find it more comforting to know what he plans to do to about it.

I’m sure Kilmer is a good man who is trying to do a good job in a place we know is very difficult. But I sincerely hope that his next Viewpoint focuses on his plans for addressing our problems – even small parts of them – rather than on reviewing things we’re already painfully aware of.

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