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Spendthrift President/Congress



All we hear now on the radio, TV or read in the papers is Congress won’t do this or the president won’t do that to keep the government solvent and they can continue paying their bills. This is all getting old fast. This problem is not something that suddenly appeared out of nowhere; it’s been going on for years. Congress hasn’t submitted a budget for years, what they have done is submit what they call a continuing resolution, and the government has just kept going, and who ever has been president has not raised any objection and called congress on their shortcomings. So it looks like they are both to blame for the mess our country is in.

Congress shouldn’t be writing legislation to save the snail darter or a hundred other nonsensical matters when they should be working on the government’s finances. And the president shouldn’t playing golf or be globetrotting as if he was on a political campaign when he should be in Washington trying to get congress to working on our finances.

The President has cabinet officers to be talking to those foreign governments. I thought that was what the Secretary of State was supposed to be doing.

Our government has a national debt of some $15,000,000,000,000+ and what has the president just done but promised to send Egypt some $26,000,000,000 worth of military equipment and supplies. I understand this was a deal set-up by President Bush. But with the problems, we are having with Egypt I would think some strings should be attached to this deal.

Our government has been quite generous with OUR money since the end of WWII but I doubt if very little of it went to help the people of all the countries we have poured money into. Most has gone to the

retirement funds of the dictators and two-bit despots running those countries.

Why are we continuing to send foreign aid when we have to borrow from CHINA?

That just doesn’t make sense to me. Our government is in debt and it (WE) have to borrow and still hand out money like it’s going out of style.

Sorry, I forgot we always have the AMERICAN TAXPAYER who is always willing to foot the bill with no questions asked no matter how nonsensical a request for more money is.

Floyd Shepherd,

Peetz Colo.


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