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Your Views: Parties should unite, accept Bowles-Simpson Report on debt

POSTED: May 5, 2012 1:00 a.m.

Regarding the size of government, taxes and spending, both parties mostly just spout label babble. It is reminiscent of a World War II wind-up toy with a clockspring motor emitting annoying mechanical noises.

I want both parties to knock it off. Get together. Now. You could make a checklist of what to do just by studying the Bowles-Simpson Report. If it was good enough for the conservative Alan Simpson and other Republicans, it ought to be good enough for the rest of the GOP.

And, if Bowles-Simpson is too difficult for the GOP right-wing to understand, a high school civics class could help.
My study of history and current affairs leads me to believe that the U.S. is in a race to determine which comes first: Federal bankruptcy or bloodshed in the streets. It ain’t funny. If you make all the cuts in entitlement spending and none elsewhere, there is going to be hell to pay. Even the conservative Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has demonstrated, in writing, the need for the rich to quit abusing the federal tax code.

This situation could be addressed with strong leadership. Label babble ain’t gonna get the job done.

Yeah, I have been a GOP contributor locally and nationally in the past, $500 at a time. But right now I don’t see anything in the GOP to which I would like to contribute. And I sure didn’t see it at the GOP’s Spout Springs Library meeting May 2.

Fred H. Dissen
Flowery Branch


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