GOP didn't keep budget cut promise


This letter appeared in the Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) on 25 April 2011.

This item may be cited as M. R. Franks, Letter to the Editor: GOP didn't keep budget cut promise, Baton Rouge Advocate, April 25, 2011, at 4B.

Copyright 2011, M. R. Franks

Dear Editor:

Budget cuts of $100 billion promised by Republicans during the campaign have morphed into $352 million.

Do they think we won't know the difference between a million, a billion and a trillion?

If one started spending a million dollars every day, seven days a week, beginning on the day Christ was born, he or she would not yet be to $1 trillion!

A reduction of $352 million is 0.01 percent of President Barack Obama's proposed $3.5 trillion federal budget. That's one hundredth of 1 percent.

Some savings. Thanks a lot.

And thanks especially to our congressional representative , U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, for voting for this illusory, minuscule budget cut.

Maurice Franks
Baton Rouge

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