Bill Shipps April 28 column, Clelands Daschle link, is, at best, misleading. A person reading Shipps column would get the distinct impression that Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., voted against President George W. Bushs tax cuts. That is not true. Cleland, together with Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga., voted for those tax cuts.
I predict that neither senator will be proud of that vote. In order to make up the shortage in income, the federal government has increased borrowing and Con-gress has had to substantially increase the debt limit. As a result, the Social Security surplus will disappear quicker than anticipated.
While the war against terrorism and in Afghanistan contributed to the amount of the shortage, the decline in the economy plus the tax cuts (which did not help turn the economy around) caused most of it.
Jay M. Sawilowsky
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