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August 19, 2019

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Letter to the editor:

Where were the adults on the committee?

The bipartisan supercommittee in Washington was put together to achieve some kind of balance and help put the United States economy back on track.

By increasing taxes on the wealthy and decreasing spending, it was hoped the panel would pump life into our stagnant economy. But the supercommittee was unable and unwilling to reach common ground. So they gave up.

I watch this in disbelief. How can a group of adults behave so immaturely and not be able to work together to reduce our

$15 trillion national debt?

They blame the other side for their inability while hoping their inaction garners a political advantage in the 2012 elections.

One wonders: Is the good of the country a priority with this group, or is gaining a political edge for their respective parties more important?

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