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Letter to the Editor: Cutting the deficit

To the Editor:

The nation’s legislature is providing the U.S. with a great opportunity to cut the deficit.

The members grow increasingly partisan which means our two congressional bodies are no longer speaking across party lines or debating. They vote as a single unit, in “lock step,” so ordered by the party leaders.

Obviously, votes could be made on a group basis, just count the party members present and the janitor could be assigned the task of giving the number to whomever calls roll!

Using such a procedure, the members could all be furloughed without pay. Now, wouldn’t that be a perfect way to conduct a more efficient and economic government?

Gene Culver

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