Letter: Democrats helped balloon the nation’s deficit too
In your May 20-21, 2023 edition a Mr. Miguel Serda Jr. spoke of the rising deficit and basically posed the question, “who’s to blame?” He correctly cited that the Republicans are as much to blame as the Democrats for the rising deficit. However, he erred big time in saying Trump inherited a “roaring economy.” The economy was improving but hardly roaring. Under Trump’s Administration and due to his Tax Act, it did roar. He blamed Trump for the spending but under Article II of the U.S. Constitution, the President cannot spend money, only the House of Representatives holds the purse strings.
If the Congress, both houses, would follow Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution as they swore an oath to do, we wouldn’t have the deficit we now have regardless of which Party is in the White House. I am a Professional in the Tax business and Mr. Serda’s comment that the tax cut only helped the rich is hogwash, a fairy tale, perpetrated by Liberals. Both political parties are out of control, especially the head of the Democrat party in the White House now. Cheney may have said “deficits don’t matter” but Biden is proving the point, they don’t! Virtually every piece of legislation introduced, every spending bill, every social program is unconstitutional on its face. Those powers not granted the federal government (listed in Article II Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution) are reserved to the states or the People. We don’t need a Balanced Budget Amendment, just follow the Constitution and the budget takes care of itself.