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Letter to the Editor
Sunday, April 14, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

The liberal media are wrong about the sequester. It keeps repeating the sequester is the fault of Republican congressmen not raising taxes on the rich. That is a lie.

At the end of 2012, the parties reached a compromise. The Republicans agreed to increase the tax rate of the rich; the Democrats promised budget cuts. The budget cuts never happened. It seems the Democrats caused the sequester.

Our national budget is over $3.8 trillion. The sequester will cut $85 billion from the budget — only 2.2 percent of the budget. There must be some waste in the government that can and should be cut. We cannot keep running trillion-dollar deficits.

If the budget was a person, it would be morbidly obese. It is time to go on a diet.

Kathleen Bollinger


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