- The Washington Times - Friday, August 5, 2011


The debt-ceiling deal has been sold to us by our Washington politicians and the national media as spending cuts greater than increased debt. I’ve heard some big lies, but that may be the biggest.

If the cuts are greater than the increased debt, why do we need to increase our debt? The truth is that the cuts are spread out over 10 years, and the borrowed money will be spent in about 1 1/2 years at the rate our government is spending. The government will then want to borrow much more long before most of the cuts have been made. Without fiscal sanity, this will end very badly.

Uncle Sam needs to put down what he’s smoking and look in the mirror. We’re all in this together. Too many of our Washington politicians will never think they have enough of our money to spend.


Niagara Falls, N.Y.

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