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Letter to the Editor
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, 9:14 p.m.

I am sick and tired of our government beating the drum that we must raise taxes. It's either the dreaded fiscal cliff or some other reason to raise the debt ceiling. On and on it goes.

Taxes should never be raised until government waste stops. That means no more:

• pork projects

• walking-around money.

• add-ons to bills.

• stimulus money for campaign donors' companies.

We, the American people who actually work our entire lives, are tired of keeping those who do not want to work, but expect to be kept by the government with taxpayers' dollars. Working people get drug tests, so why not those who want assistance?

We working Americans are told to pay more, but get less. Yet, we continue to send billions of dollars in foreign aid. If we must bite the bullet, why shouldn't those countries? Have you heard anyone in government say we must reduce this aid? No.

Tell the people we've elected to stop the waste. Yell at the people who work for you. One person is never heard; millions will be heard.

Calvin Fatchet


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