etting off 'Techfare'

My immediate reaction to your article "Tech Programs Face New Risks" [WT., Feb. 24] was, "How typical!" Clinton and his henchmen always consider everything other than welfare programs to be funded on an "as available" basis. He feels this way, of course, because he considers his political base to be anyone other than "the rich" (redefined after the election for tax purposes as anyone with a family income greater than $36,000 per year). It is interesting that another Democrat with the initials LBJ suddenly decided that Social Security funds should be dumped into the federal budget coffers so that it would appear that he was presiding over a balanced budget (of all things). This change, of course, allowed for these funds to no longer earn interest. Then suddenly 20 years later, it was discovered that the Social Security program was in financial trouble.

It was enlightening to discover while reading your article that the discretionary funds portion of the federal budget is $530 billion. I think I have just discovered how we can retire the national debt in a very few years and more than balance the federal budget at the same time.

We must have a balanced-budget amendment and a line-item veto in order to get the responsibility (or blame) properly placed so that this "tax and spend" government can be brought back under control.

Max H. Beasley Jr.

Richardson, Texas

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here


  • POWER TRAINING: How to engage your customers

    Don't miss our Aug. 2 Washington Technology Power Training session on Mastering Stakeholder Engagement, where you'll learned the critical skills you need to more fully connect with your customers and win more business. Read More


    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman interviews Tom Romeo, the leader of Maximus Federal about how it has zoomed up the 2019 Top 100. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.