Letter to the Editor: Indisputable facts
BY Timothy Beauchamp, Tulsa
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
3/06/13 at 7:50 AM
Bloomberg released a poll showing that 94 percent of Americans believe the deficit is increasing or has remained the same even though that is not the case. As reported by an unimpeachable source, the Congressional Budget Office, President Obama's current budget has been reduced to $845 billion. This is a $600 billion dollar decrease since George W. Bush's last year in office when it stood at $1.45 trillion dollars.
These are indisputable facts, yet all we hear from the media is that spending is out of control and so-called "entitlements" need to be slashed.
I have a solution to all the "entitlement" cutting blather from deficit scolds and hacks. Next time a politician suggests cutting our nation's social safety net insurance programs then refer to the politicians' health care as "perks" and retirement as "privileges" and ask if they are willing to go without those specific "perks" and "privileges."
When they hesitate then tell the politicians they are no longer to refer to our nation's safety net insurance programs as "entitlements." They need to find other ways to reward their wealthy class donors, whose wealth now exceeds those of the Gilded Age, without destroying the hard-won economic gains that have allowed us to slowly, but surely, reduce the deficit.
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