Bush's budget is fiscally irresponsible

Letter to the editor

Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2007

If I were to make $30,000 a year to support my family, and I spent $13,200, or 44 percent of my budget on guns and other weaponry to protect them while using the other $16,800 to pay my mortgage, bills, car payments, clothing, food and medicine, would I really be doing what's best for my family?

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If my mortgage is a measly $1,000 a month, then I still have to pay for the rest of my living expenses with less than $5,000. I haven't even put any money in savings. As someone who looks out for the safety and well-being of my family, am I really going to cut my food and medicine costs?

My point is that President Bush's 2008 proposed federal budget suggests cutting funds for domestic policy issues. With a $2.2 trillion proposed budget, the president intends to spend 44 percent of that on defense, nuclear weapons, interest on war debts and payment on past wars. Any fiscally responsible citizen should clearly see through this irresponsible proposed budget and speak out against it. After all, it is your money.

Tia Anderson

Juneau



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