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Dear Editor:

With reference to Morris D. Munsen Jr.'s letter published Aug. 29, 'Cartoonist silent on Trump's deficit,' his letter is typical from a Trump hater with seemingly limited knowledge on where the responsibility lies for the federal budget. It lies solely on the House of Representatives. Former President Barack Obama had eight years of a Congress, which was afraid to oppose any legislation he presented regardless of cost. He was also the salesman for budget-busting programs, i.e. Obamacare, which was sold on lies to the public and is expected to cost $1.207 trillion dollars by 2025.

Trump inherited this mess and a hostile Congress led by Rino Republican Paul Ryan, who deliberately scuttled anything Trump campaigned on and he now must tolerate this much worse hostile Democrat-led House of Representatives which couldn't care less about our country and whose sole goal is to remove him from office. Anyone with any understanding of the responsibility of our elected representatives should know that the president's only real responsibility in the budget process is to sign it or veto it. If he signs it he has to put up with the wrath of people like Munsen. If he vetoes it or just lets it run out to force action by the House of Representatives he has to put up with the wrath of the hostile leftist media who immediately run out to find anyone they can interview which will have their welfare cut or face a layoff to discredit any attempt to cut the budget.

One solution to our budget dilemma is the 'Penny Plan' proposed by Sean Hannity. The Penny Plan is a proposal to trim the federal budget by one cent for every dollar spent (excluding interest payments on the national debt) for five years. Of course it takes courageous patriotic politicians who really care about our country to discuss intelligently without political hate to decide where the cuts should be made each year. What odds would you give on that ever happening?

Anyway, keep up the good work Jim, your cartoons are the best!

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