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More spending by public, private sectors would stimulate economy
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In August you ran an enlightening editorial on the U.S. government's revenue, appropriations, deficit, and debt levels for fiscal year 2011. By eliminating eight zeroes from each figure, thereby reducing trillions to tens of thousands, you brought the picture down to a scale the hypothetically typical Smith family could relate to; and you reasonably concluded that the unfortunate Smiths would "be headed for financial oblivion." Fortunately for the U.S., and unfortunately for your argument, your leap to conclude that "So is the United States," only on a much larger scale, is unwarranted, and wrong.