Letters: May 17, 1982

Budget Blues

To the Editors:

Why all the fuss about the budget farce [April 26]? Congress has no legal obligation to pay attention to the budget it adopts. This is why we have a $1 trillion national debt that will waste nearly $100 billion this year just to pay the interest.

Frank C. Worbs

Vanport, Pa.

With an "almost messianic faith" in his budget, the President is becoming intransigent. On the other hand, if Congress is "simply unable to act decisively," its members shouldn't be approaching the electorate for a further vote of confidence. The President and Congress are only paying lip service to our...

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