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Show us the money II

| Friday, Dec. 10, 2010

Unemployment appears to be a giant snowball rolling uncontrollably down a mountain of national debt. Oh, not to worry. It's really not the American people's debt, but rather a congressional sinkhole.

Yes, Congress primarily is responsible for wasting taxpayer dollars. Perhaps lawmakers will invite the public to a "Golden Shaft" award ceremony as they consider raising the retirement age to 69. Instead of having a living trust, you can then have a dead trust fund similar to Social Security's, which they raid every year.

Who cares if you can't pay your mortgage and lose your home, as long as billions in foreign aid keep flowing out to other countries• Don't even think about cutting NASA's budget -- there might be life somewhere in the universe other than in local homeless shelters. We must keep feeding the Pentagon's war machine to preserve our freedom to live in tent cities. If you mention cutting the CIA's undisclosed budget, you won't have to worry about "living" anywhere.

Rich Saporito

West Mifflin

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