A flaw in the political logic

August 22, 2013 

University of California-San Diego economist Professor James Hamilton says the U.S. debt is actually six times greater than what the government is reporting -- $70 trillion versus the government figures that are near $17 trillion.

The unemployment rate in Illinois is reported at 9.5 percent, and depending on what stats are used, it can be 21 percent.

Benghazi, IRS, Middle East unrest, the information pipeline has been corrupted. All local, state and federal politicians want to tax us, not taking into consideration that all together those taxes becomes a burden.

The politicians ship our jobs overseas then expect those still left working to support those without jobs. Is it just me, or do others see a problem with the current political thinking?

Larry Leiper

Belleville

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