Letters to the Editor

Ironic oversight

No mention was made in the Oct. 12 front-page article "Federal deficit at 4-year low" of the fact that the $247.7 billion deficit is really a $425 billion deficit if $177 billion "borrowed" from Social Security is taken into account.

It is ironic that the same system that President Bush says is broken beyond repair is a windfall source of revenue that is somehow immune to being recorded as deficit spending.

Kim Castagna