42° Good Afternoon
42° Good Afternoon

There seems to be a deficit of understanding when it comes to the deficit. Those who claim that leaving Bush-era tax cuts in place for all will add to the deficit must believe the money earned by individuals and corporations belongs to the government first. Most Americans are more likely to believe the money they and their companies earn is theirs first.

Private businesses and individuals can more effectively use their own dollars to create jobs in private industry and contribute to charities of their own choosing, instead of losing these dollars to the abyss of government coffers. This private investment would strengthen the economy, reduce unemployment and in turn add to our nation's revenue.

Diana Erbio

St. James