At present, we are depending on increased government spending to stimulate the economy. The trickle down economy is only sustainable for a short period of time. The national debt is greater that the current GDP; the debt being $65,000 for every man, woman, and child. We cannot continue to increase the debt by one trillion dollars per year, as we have done for the last ten years.

The point is that until the average taxpayer becomes aware of this crisis, it will not be solved.

At the end of this month, next year's budget will be decided. We should not get our information from 30-second sound bites. Read the newspaper, especially the editorial page, and call your congressman!

Howard Vesser, Lady Lake