There are widespread differences of opinion on the problems and the economy in the U.S. Some feel we have more serious problems than at any time since World War II. They are worried about Congress and the administration lack of concern about the federal debt, unpaid liabilities in Social Security and Medicare and the depreciating dollar. They are also concerned about some corporations exporting U.S. jobs and importing cheap labor. We apparently spend more dollars trying to solve world problems than can be justified budget-wise.

Instead of requesting their congressmen to be more fiscally responsible, many citizens request more government benefits or they are unconcerned.

More government benefits means more federal debt, which will likely be passed on to future generations. Isn’t this being unfair?

Our situation might be described like the old cliché, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

Cecil D. Maynard

Stillwater


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