Obama budget isn't good for Md. -- or anyone

February 02, 2010

The title of the article on the front page today, "Obama budget a plus for Md." (Feb. 2) is misleading. A budget of this size is not a plus for anyone in the long run. This budget carries a deficit of $1.6 trillion; there is no good way to cover a deficit. Borrowing is especially bad if we borrow from nations like China -- which we have been doing.

With each year of deficit spending, the national debt becomes larger, and that is a huge problem too in the long run.

Spending like the Obama budget and other past excessive spending hurts the foundation of our rule of law and the free-market.

Charlene Merrill

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