Readers' forum: A prudent budget

Published: Sunday, Aug. 14 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

Some feel that the congressional Republicans should have been more compromising with President Barack Obama and Sen. Harry Reid. Obama's method in solving the debt problem was to increase revenues with a token effort to reduce spending.

If in your household you are several hundred thousand in debt, and you still can't pay your bills, do you go into more debt, or do you find ways to cut expenses? Why should the federal government operate any differently than the average household?

In the almost three years Obama has been president, there hasn't even been a budget passed, our debt has increased two-fold, the size of government continues to increase and the unemployment rate continues to hover at 9 percent. Revenues are not the problem, but spending is. Compromise without prudence is stupidity.

Frank C. Overfelt

Cottonwood Heights

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