The inflated US deficit

Regarding the Opinion Page article "Tiptoeing Around the Deficit," August 6. The author is correct in saying that the deficit is a "big political minefield." The presidential candidates must address this problem. If there ever was a time when Americans were ready to listen, now is the time. The candidate will win hands down who has the talent and the courage to tell the truth. Niels T. Anderson, Cedar Springs, Mich.

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