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Political deceit

Arnold Toynbee wrote that “Those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it.” Most of us learn from personal experience. Regardless, it’s repulsive to read half-truths and lies designed to politically fool us.

Thomas Elias attacks a couple of Republicans he calls “carpetbaggers,” but doesn’t mention any Democrats who fit that description. Yet weren’t they the majority who bankrupted California?

Concerning the state Legislature deadlock over the budget, the Associated Press wrote, “Democrats want spending cuts and revenue increases generated by raising tax rates, eliminating tax breaks or using the combination of the two.” Democrats are the big spenders and taxers who recently wanted to recall one legislator who wanted to cut spending.

As Rick Keene reiterated, “California did not run up a multi-billion-dollar budget deficit because we aren’t paying enough in taxes. Our budget deficit problems were caused for only one reason… wasteful and excessive government spending.”

The road to bankruptcy is to spend more than you can afford. You legislators must stop robbing those you were elected to represent.

Bonnie McGuire

Nevada City

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