William R. Foster, Naples
Running for office? If you say you'll cut taxes, you'll get votes. If you promise to increase spending, you'll also get votes. Since 1980, with the introduction of voodoo economics, it has become common practice to do both. How irresponsible is that?
Congress is happy with their political "careers" and presidents get two terms.
Meanwhile we have amassed trillions of dollar in debt. If you want to blame spending increases on Congress, just remember that no bill becomes law without the president's signature.
I don't know about you, but I'd like to reduce my income and increase my spending. I could do that with my credit card. For a while, I'd look like I'm doing well, except eventually I'd have to confront my debt. Then I'd look like a moron. Sounds like the U.S. government.
Let's all support fiscal responsibility and get some serious tax increases and spending cuts. Let's pay off our debt and build a secure future.
We had a brief dose of fiscal responsibility in the roaring '90s, and the stock market responded with unprecedented growth. Let's do it again. Is there anybody out there running for office who would support this radical idea?