Category Archives: Letter to the Editor

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No to military spending | Lincoln Star Journal

I would like to thank Don Tilley for his very insightful letter (“Austerity won’t work,” Oct. 24). The idea that austerity — less government, lower taxes (mostly for the very…

Letter: The cost of defense | NJ.com

To the Editor: The Pentagon’s budget, including war costs, is $670 billion this year, or about 18 percent of total federal spending. The U.S. defense budget is about 43% of…

Not wise to increase military spending | Orlando Senitnel

In response to Thursday’s letter to the editor by Bruce W. Johnson: I remember when President Reagan increased our military spending and tripled our national debt and several of his…

Ellie Kinnaird: Time to dismantle | News Observer

An Oct. 11 article featured Gov. Bev Perdue advocating continued funding of the F-35 Lightning Fighter jet that the Pentagon has criticized for its high cost. A more serious consideration…

Reviewing the vice-presidential debate | The Washington Post

The Post noted that Rep. Paul Ryan attempted to use the occasion to display his “mastery of fiscal policy.” If that was his intent, he failed miserably. On taxes, Mr….