While it's great to give this national shame high-profile coverage, tax increases aren't the only answer. This voter will look for a candidate who supports:
--Freeze on federal spending at present levels.
--Balance income with outgo and increase income taxes to do so, but only after a spending freeze is in place.
--Initiate a national sales tax to reduce consumption and use it only for debt reduction.
--Give the President authority to eliminate all obvious waste.
To raise taxes supposedly to reduce the debt without a spending freeze, however, only leads to more spending and more debt.
PAUL STUART RICHARD