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January 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM

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Washington, D.C., needs disciplined financial solutions

Consider tax increases, spending reductions

Thanks so much for featuring Bruce Ramsey’s column, “Money from nothing? D. C. politicians need to toughen up” [Opinion, Jan. 16]. It is astonishing that so many otherwise intelligent people take seriously such a ludicrous idea.

In addition to tax increases, we badly need some modest spending reductions. What would we think about someone who’s constantly looking for a new loan in order to make the next mortgage payment?

--Henry King Stanford, Port Townsend


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