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August 9, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Federal deficit shrinking

Congress must be accountable

The Times’ article regarding tax receipts and the federal budget leads me to expect our Congress, particularly Republicans, may think the budget wars are over, and they can resume reckless spending. [“Bigger tax haul eases budget-cut pressures,” News, Aug. 7.]

That would quickly put us back in the debt-producing mode that got us into our huge debt in the first place.

We citizens must now hold our senators and representatives on a course to reduce the huge debt they have imposed upon us.

I want to see some honest surpluses that reduce the debt. Congress must now be held to finishing the job by operating within set budgets.

Spencer Higley, Edmonds

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