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posted: 2/12/2013 5:00 AM

Senate unwilling to address spending

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Thanks for a needed and well-written wake up call to our do-nothing (or do-little) Senate (Our View, Jan. 28). The House regularly sends budgets to the Senate, but Sen. Harry Reid refuses to bring them up for a vote. Yet the Senate proposes no alternative. Rep. Randy Hultgren's bill will not solve the problem, but hopefully it will challenge the Senate to action.

Most Americans agree that spending needs to be addressed, but for whatever reason, the administration and Senate seem unwilling to propose more than cosmetic reductions in spending.

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Louis Bowers

Mount Prospect

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