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Fiscal Hawks Dive on Dems

Posted 11/20/20

To the Editor: I wondered how long it might take for those with a conservative bent to bring up the "D" words—deficit and debt—once Joe Biden took office. Given the lag between writing a letter and publication, it would seem that one writer (Nov. 20 issue) did so immediately upon the news that Mr. Biden was our President-elect.

In true form, the letter makes the comparison between Federal and family budgets, focusing solely on the spending side of the equation. What never seems to occur to the "fiscally responsible" (who only speak up when a Democrat is President) is that the problem may be an INCOME issue. What do the heads of families do when their pay is slashed year after year, decade after decade? It seems to me they either demand a raise or change their employment situation.

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