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August 12, 2013 at 6:36 AM

Federal deficit shrinking

Both parties are at fault in Congress

In response to Spencer Higley’s letter regarding the federal deficit, in which he says that the reckless spending by our government is due to the Republicans, I’d like to point out that the Democrat-controlled Senate refused to submit a national budget for three years. [“Northwest Voices: Federal deficit shrinking,” Opinion, Aug. 9.]

That includes our president. The Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, probably could not put one together if he had to.

Before making those statements about the Republicans, one should reexamine their own party.

I will agree that the Congress, as a whole, is doing a lousy job dealing with the deficit. Most of them could use a lesson in economics, or they should pay the household bills for a few months. Then they would realize our money, which they spend so freely, doesn’t grow on trees.

Joe Harrison, Maple Valley

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