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Letter: Tax-and-spend ‘conservative’

Michael K. Stahl
Carbondale

Regarding your column on John Kasich: I find Mr. Kasich as an individual with some extremely radical viewpoints such as invoking God to justify increasing forced taxpayer support of Medicaid expansion.

Be that as it may, can we finally lay to rest that the federal budget was balanced in the 1990s? The federal budget was never balanced. If you do not believe me, look at the CBO numbers regarding national debt. It went up every single year. The only iffy year is 2000.

John Kasich bragging about “balancing the budget” is a bunch of hooey.

And by the way John, did you address out-of-control entitlement spending? How about some sort of reasonable review of defense spending? Hell, the Russkies only spend $80 billion a year and they seem to be doing all right. Or actually funding Social Security and Medicare? Or offering an alternative? Not bloody likely.

Kasich is a tax-and-spend “conservative.” There really are few classifications that are more dangerous. The only way that I would vote for Kasich is if he were running against Hills. As George Steinbrenner once said: “One is a born liar, the other is convicted.” Or at least her husband was.


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