Tuesday, June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

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Letter: Republicans increase deficit

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“Biden touts deficit progress to quell critics” contains an important statement that bears repeating: “(President Biden’s) two most recent Democratic predecessors, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, also cut budget deficits, only to leave office and see their Republican successors use the savings on tax cuts” (Associated Press, May 5).

That’s obviously true, but what was left unsaid was that all three cut deficits made much worse by those GOP tax cuts. Even more maddening, Republicans in Congress (who voted without protest for those big Republican deficits) suddenly got religion and complained loudly and endlessly about the deficit when a Democrat sat in the Oval Office.

Republicans don’t deserve to be taken seriously when they talk about federal budget deficits.

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