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To the editor:
The Democrats have attacked the Republican House
(Paul Ryan) version of the budget proposal as working toward
eliminating or reducing Medicare and Social Security benefits for
seniors as well as calling for a cut in our military budget.
There are 48 program cuts in the Ryan budget. Nowhere are
Medicare, Social Security or the military budget addressed as among
the programs to be cut.
The cuts are in 48 different federal programs, many of which are
pure earmark (pork barrel) programs and duplications of one or
another. These programs are pork from both political parties over
the past 60 years.
[to top of second column in this letter]
The Ryan budget, if enacted, would reduce the federal deficit by
2.5 trillion dollars over a 10-year period. Sadly, even if enacted,
the deficit will probably continue because the politicians will
continue to keep spending on their pet projects and borrowing the
money to pay for them.
October 03, 2012]
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