Letter to the editor: The GOP’s credit card

FILE - This Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 file photo shows the U.S. Capitol at dawn as Senate Republicans work to pass their sweeping tax bill this week, in Washington. Without a single Democratic vote, Republicans in Congress pushed through a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax overhaul that would cut corporate taxes, while producing mixed results for individuals. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Republicans are giving us a tax return and putting it all on a credit card.

When I was younger, I had three such cards. Only one was paid off when I received an inheritance from my aunt, a second by bankruptcy. The third by my being flat broke. Of course, the reasoning was always that what I bought would quickly be paid off. That’s the most common approach to their use. But the game ended when I was finally flat broke.

The old saying “neither a borrower nor a lender be” is always the best political policy. Give that some thought the next time you vote.

Robert R. Harsh, Topeka



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