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LETTER: Congress undermining youth

To the Editor: The country is in trillions of dollars in debt, and congress passes a major tax cut. Economics 101 will tell you that if you are in debt, do not reduce your income or increase spending. For God's sake don't do both. Congress did both.

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To the Editor:

The country is in trillions of dollars in debt, and congress passes a major tax cut. Economics 101 will tell you that if you are in debt, do not reduce your income or increase spending. For God's sake don't do both. Congress did both.

In the future, today's youth in America will have to pay for this. Their social security and medicare are in deep, deep jeopardy. Congress people will claim that this major tax cut, 85 percent to large corporations will pay for itself.

Come on now. While some corporation will now give small raises or bonuses, we all know that most of their profits from the tax cuts will go to their investors. Instead of working on these political orientated tax cuts, they could have been working on school safety in the United States. Congress has done almost nothing to try to curb these school shootings. Just some of the

billions and billions of dollars provided by the tax cuts could have gone to all schools in America to help them improve their security and safety for their students. Most schools are financially stressed and and need help with this. Maybe each school needs to hire one or more full time security guards. It is worth a try. 100 percent security probably never be reached, but something has to be done soon.

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How can our Congress people place their own political gains over the lives of America's youth is beyond my knowledge.

Norm Cihak

Yankton

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