Letters to the Editor

Government spending is the problem

Just saw an ad on TV against the proposed tax cut. It said that our national debt should not be increased by tax cuts.

Well, our national debit keeps increasing at the current tax rates. The problem is not the government’s income. It is government spending. We borrow billions of dollars and then give millions to other countries.

Ever wonder how much money each year goes to pay for Congress’ retirement plan?

Our government should have to do what us common people do when our income is reduced — cut back on spending. Don’t keep using the credit cards until you can no longer even make the minimum payments. Millions of dollars are spent on ridiculous projects or given to other countries. We need to take care of our needs and not give it to support other regimes so they can live high on our dollars while not helping their own people.

Dick Roesner

Ocean Springs