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July 7, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Don’t turn debt over to the future

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Regarding Robert Blanner’s letter, “Ryan won’t attract independent voters”:

If, as he says, the election will be decided by the moderates and independent voters, then why should the Democrats be celebrating over Romney’s pick of Rep. Paul Ryan. Why would a moderate or independent voter be saying, “Wow, these past four years have been so good for the U.S. I have got to vote for President Obama again.”

I’m not sure Ryan’s budget will be the focal point of the campaign, although I must admit I don’t like his budget. It doesn’t cut enough fast enough. There are cities and states that are broke and cannot pay their bills or afford their outlying pension and health insurance obligations. This is what is going to happen to the United States sooner rather than later with $16 trillion in debt and trillions more in unfunded mandates for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. President Obama’s plan for his second term would add another $5 trillion to the debt.

Do you feel all right leaving this kind of debt to our children and grandchildren? Do you think raising taxes on millionaires and billionaires is going to solve our debt problem?

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