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Reagan's Deficit

July 10, 1988

It's puzzling to me when I hear the term "Reagan's deficit."

President Reagan has never had a Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Even with his 49-state victory in 1984, 255 Democrats to 180 Republicans were chosen to spend our money.

As most of us know, our President can't spend one penny without House appropriation. The House holds the purse strings. Our deficit is a product of decades of a Democratic House majority and its proclivities for entitlements, currying big-spending special interests, and for pork-barrel projects that perpetuate reelection.

Blaming Reagan's defense spending for the deficit is the liberals' smoke screen hung to conceal the utter failure of their social welfare programs of the last 30 years.

DAVID C. KOLPACOFF

El Cajon

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