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September 19, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

The government is not a household

Regarding Michael O. Kreps’ letter, “We can’t afford not to cut waste”:

This is another case where someone tries to equate the federal budget to a household budget and asks the question about how long it would be before bankruptcy?

Do people have printing presses in their kitchens for $100 bills? The federal government has a press. It’s called the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. So, comparing a household to the government is a false equivalency.

Also, taxes do need to be raised on corporations by eliminating loopholes and raised on the 1 percent by eliminating capital gains. Why is money earned by sweat somehow beneath money earned by money?

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