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It isn’t complicated

Maybe I’m being overly simplistic here, but every month I have to balance my own budget and make sure I am not spending more than I’m making. Why is that such a complex issue for our president? Why is he so hesitant to reduce spending and fix this debt problem we have?

I’m tired of this issue getting kicked down the road. Thank you, Republicans, and thank you, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, for finally saying enough is enough. We’ve had to adjust and live within our means as individuals; it’s well past time for our government to do the same!

BrieAnne Gray

Chattaroy


 

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