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November 21, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

Lawmakers wrong on economic fixes

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I don’t see how our elected officials can get the solution to our anemic economy so wrong. In the first place, with our ever-increasing population, there is really little need to reduce budget expenditures in view of the steady and significant reduction of debt as related to total gross national product since Barack Obama became president. Secondly, how can anyone be opposed to reductions in tax loopholes and subsidies as a partial means of reducing our deficit?

Also, why do the politicians not recognize that the most effective way to spur the economy is not by spending cuts but by increased spending? Do we want to leave our future generations decaying bridges and transportation systems when we could eliminate much of our unemployment by rebuilding bridges and leaving our children infrastructure that could make us proud? Another project like the Hoover Dam could go a long way to help our clean energy program while putting people back to work. Can’t we all accentuate the positive rather than dwelling on the negative?

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