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Aaron Schachte writes of the "Mountain of Debt" (Oct. 10 letters) we are accumulating under President Barack Obama. The national debt increased 45 percent in his first three years. A huge number indeed.
Somewhere, I'm sure Mr. Schachte was writing a similar letter to some editor in 1984 bemoaning the 73 percent increase in the national debt in President Ronald Reagan's first four years, or the 189 percent increase during his eight years in office, or the more than 400 percent increase during the 12 years of Reagan/Bush I. And I'm sure he was thrilled by the 37 percent (eight-year total) increase during the Clinton years.
As Mr. Schachte suggests, I will vote for the candidate I believe will be the most fiscally conservative: Barack Obama. He will work hard to eliminate the Bush administration tax cuts to the wealthy and contain/eliminate the cost of George W. Bush's wars. Do a little research and see how much these two signature "accomplishments" of Mr. Bush added, and continue to add, to our national debt. Elect Mitt Romney and be ready for more of the same ... more tax cuts for the rich and another war front, or two.
First Published October 19, 2012 12:00 am