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Government should stop wasting money


I was watching YNN TV and they were telling how we were going to have less in our paychecks, from $20 to $40 a paycheck. Then they were kind enough to inform us that we have to budget for having less money. First don’t shop as much and don’t eat out as much.

A better idea. Wwhy don’t we cut down to one meal a day and turn our heat down to 55 degrees in winter? Or maybe we the working people should have bread and water. Well, maybe they should have a chat with our government on how to stop the waste and spending.

Our president gave out raises, I guess for all the great work they do. If we hardworking people didn’t get our work done time after time we wouldn’t have a job.

The Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on anything, because if they don’t do what will help the people who help finance their elections they won’t get re-elected. After they get in, it shouldn’t matter if you are Democrat or Republican. It should be what’s best for the American people.

I believe in giving my share, but the 80 percent shouldn’t have to be the only ones to tighten their belts. So, all government officials, stop the waste. Do less trips on taxpayers’ money and tighten your belts.

Merritt Jones


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