Letters, Jun. 12, 1995

TEARING INTO THE DEFICIT

"I doubt the budget will be balanced by 2002. Congress doesn't have the intestinal fortitude to make tough cuts for seven straight years." Bradley R. Beilfuss Lansing, Illinois

Most Americans agree that it is long past time to take serious steps to reduce the deficit and balance the budget [COVER, May 22]. Most agree also that everyone should suffer proportionately to accomplish that goal. But there is grave disagreement over what each American should sacrifice. All federally subsidized programs can be run more efficiently, and many can benefit their constituents even with budget cuts. If Congress is...

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