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Letter to the Editor - Aug. 11

August 11, 2012

Time to slash government waste


To the editor:

Our Government Services Administration is bankrupting our country. Nothing new, I guess. We are getting used to our wasteful federal government.

Parties in Las Vegas, $270,000 spent on a one-day event in Virginia, and it goes on and on. I am told that when the agencies formulate their budgets, the rule is that all budgeted monies must be spent. If this is the case, we need a change of that requirement.

An oversight committee should be in place to monitor the spending of all agencies of the federal government that would revise or delete some budgeted items that are found to be unnecessary. There is a total lack of accounting apparently. To be fiscally responsible, there must be checks and balances.

It is my belief that we could probably cut every department of government by 10 percent, with the exception of national defense and health care. We are becoming a nation of the government, by the government and for the government. This nation cannot survive if we continue on this foolish behavior. We must have in place private enterprise. Private enterprise is what has made our nation great. We cannot and should not embrace socialism. Get out and vote this November and bring about a change that is desperately needed for our great country to survive.


Tom Wilhelm
Hagerstown

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