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Letter: Government's big spenders

Now that Nancy Pelosi is no longer Speaker of the House, the final accounting of her tenure has been all added up. Under her leadership the national debt has risen from $8 trillion to $14 trillion-plus, and that's not even adding in the cost of Obamacare. Her spending spree adds up to $3.66 billion a day.

For those of you who need a refresher, it is the Speaker of the House that has the say as to whether or not a bill is allowed to even be presented to the House of Representatives. Pelosi was the 52nd Speaker and has created more debt than the first 49 Speakers have.

Maybe the left should start with some of the wasteful spending that they are so proud of, like ACORN funding, National Public Radio, the National Endowment for the Arts. The list goes on and on but we all know that at least 20 percent of the federal budget of every department is a total waste of taxpayer dollars.

America can't survive at this rate of spending, Congress and the president must be willing to make some very, very tough choices, if we are to survive as the greatest nation on Earth or we will become just another has-been nation in the history books.

Earl Pederson