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Bottom-line budget

Help me understand. Mr. Doolittle sent out a mass mailing in July that I have read many times, and I need some clarification.

He states, “Fiscal discipline is not just a good idea – it’s an economic imperative. Yet, one of the greatest challenges facing Congress this year has been crafting a federal budget that exercises fiscal responsibility while also stimulating further economic growth and providing adequate funding to win the war on terror. I am happy to report that we have met this challenge.”

This was a mass mailing that he sent out to his constituents. Can someone explain to me how he feels we have met this challenge by amassing the worst deficit in the history of our country? I don’t see a stimulated economy, and I am not sure that a war on terror will ever be won the way we are approaching this. Does he think his constituents only read his mailings and don’t take into consideration any other sources?

I am not sure that lowering taxes and continuing to spend is what I call fiscal conservatism. Mr. Doolittle, it does not say stupid across the forehead of your constituents. Please help me understand.

Jeff Peach

Nevada City

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