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August 29, 2013 at 11:44 AM

David Walker speaks up about the national debt

Suggested solutions In the article about the national debt, David Walker mentions solving the problem doing something about health-care costs, changing the tax system and Social Security. [“Former top federal auditor sounds alarm on debt,” Business, Aug. 26.] The solutions are there right in front of us, but since most believe that growth, not sustainability, will…

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics | Topics: americans, costs, credit

March 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Obama, lawmakers work to reduce deficit

Deficit from war has historical precedence Debt reduction, the deficit, the fiscal cliff, it’s nothing new [“Obama, lawmakers trying for deficit deal,” News, March 7]. In his speech “War is a Racket,” Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler worried about the deficit spending from war that plagued the country and would have to be paid through “backbreaking taxation…

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Comments | More in Barack Obama administration, Economy, Federal government | Topics: Barack Obama, federal deficit, national debt