John Peschong’s piece on fiscal responsibility (“A wasting of people’s labors,” Oct. 4) gave undue tribute to conservatives when he wrote that they “ cut unnecessary expenses and find a way to make their pennies stretch.”
Such a statement quietly omits the fact that all three recent conservative presidents (Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush) increased the national debt, adding more than 11 trillion dollars to our burden. It seems to me that there is a contradiction between Mr. Peschong’s view and the actual behavior.
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