President, Congress must reduce spending

2013-04-10T00:00:00Z President, Congress must reduce spending
April 10, 2013 12:00 am

To get serious about cutting the federal budget and decreasing the national debt, our public officials should consider all avenues before cutting the pay of people who work for the government.

Including cutting congressional salaries and budgets, the president can even stay home on the weekends instead of taking a $4 million taxpayer-funded Hawaiian vacation. Air Force 1 is free only to the president, not the taxpayers.

If our president was concerned about our national debt, he would make sacrifices while asking federal workers to do the same. The president has the greatest work-from-home job in the nation, yet, he is never there. It is the people who protect him, the people who work day to day keeping the nation functioning, who need the appreciation.

It is not the federal employees' fault for overspending taxpayer money; we are just doing what Congress legislates us to do.

- Timothy Carroll, Munster

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