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Thoughts on saving government money

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Thoughts on saving government money

Some thoughts regarding postal service:

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1) Stop Saturday delivery except for next day and raise the fee on that.

2) Increase postal rates for junk mail. There will be less of it as a result and that would be a good thing for the environment.

Also, regarding the president's comments about increased spending for infrastructure: table spending for the National Endowment for the Arts for 10 years and use that money for infrastructure. Much more sensible use of our tax dollars. Then only reinstate funding if the citizens want it reinstated. Let the wealthy multimillionaires and billionaires fund the arts. They are the only ones who can generally afford to experience them. We can't. So let those who can afford it pay for it.

When our budget is tight we cut entertainment type things out. No one could argue that our nation's budget is not only tight but way, way, way beyond that. Cut the NEA.

Also, what was a radical Muslim cleric doing at Obama's place (our place) last month? Why do we invite our sworn enemies, and those of our ally Israel, into our house, the White House? To say nothing of failing to protect our people in Benghazi, and the IRS snooping on all citizens whether they have been given cause or not. It seems Washington treats our citizens and friends like enemies and our enemies like friends these days.

P.J. Bertrand

Wood Dale

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