Letter to NYTimes on Obama out-of-control spending
Chicago Sunday PM 22 May 2011
Editors, The New York Times
The New York Times editorial “Budget Hopes...” of Thursday 19 May credits Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn with “acknowledging that the budget cannot be put in long-term balance without new money.”
For its first 6 years the Bush administration, assisted by a Republican Congress, ran an average monthly deficit of $20 billion. In its last two years, assisted by a Democrat Congress, the monthly average deficit was increased to $35 billion. For the first 26 months of the Obama administration the average monthly deficit has been $121 billion.
And you claim “the budget cannot be put in long-term balance without new money?”
And you call the Republicans “ideologues” (commonly defined as 'impractical idealists')?
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