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I can't say I much liked Bill Clinton or Newt Gingrich when they were in office, but it appears they knew basic finances and could work together to leave the national government a budget surplus.

The Senate has not passed a budget in four years, and the House has a plan for a balanced budget within 10 years.

I wish I had the luxury to do that, but my family and I will have to tighten our middle-class belts because the promise of no tax increases for us is false.

Sham and shame.

-- Mark Metroka,

Fort Worth

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