Re: “Government spending is the problem” (letter, 10-30).
The author seems to have a cogent point. Using those numbers, it is easy to conclude that spending is the problem because both spending and revenues are higher after President George W. Bush.
What he left out of the picture were the enormous expenditures caused by the two wars that Bush put us in and any money used to bail out the big banks at the end of the Bush administration. Bush saddled us with enormous debt without a way to pay for it. He disingenuously separated it from the national …