Alexander has right approach

To the Times of Ti:

By his own admission Dan Alexander, the CEO of Denton Publications, is not a CPA, accountant or lawyer! After reading his editorial in last week’s Times of Ti I have to wonder if he was being truthful. If he is being truthful with regard to not being a CPA, accountant or lawyer one must wonder if our politicians read his well-worded editorial? He uses common sense remedies to get our country back on the road to recovery and accomplishes it by starting at the top.

Chopping away at our debt by starting at the White House and Congress makes perfect sense and who would argue with seeing our legislators in Washington take a 10 percent cut in pay for starters! Asking federal employees to take a 5 percent cut for a few years and not laying off anyone should be an easy call. Getting Fortune 500 companies that pay zero federal income taxes should be a priority.

I wrote our president and asked him to rethink Simpson-Bowles, as I believe its reforms will bring our country back to prosperity! It will take sacrifice on everyone’s part but it is the only way.

I plan to ask Mr. Alexander if I can copy his editorial and send it to our elected representatives and President Obama, as they may not have read it! We have to light a fire under our elected representatives to get them to act. As Edward Bulwer-Lytton once coined “The pen is mightier than the sword”! I urge every citizen to pick up your pen and write to your legislator letting him/her know we are tired of gridlock and non-action! We want a plan such as put forth by Dan Alexander and Simpson Bowles and we want it carried out now! We are willing to sacrifice together as a nation and together we can overcome any obstacle as we have done since the beginning of this great republic! God Bless America and thank you Mr. Alexander!

Gary P. Guido, Ticonderoga

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