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Letter to the editor by Jerry Segovis

During the latest national budget process the republicans received significant cuts in programs that would help the middle class and the working poor. The republicans also asked for and received their pledge to the rich that their taxes would not be increased now and in the future.

Who won?

We have allowed the top 2 percent of Americans to keep their money and not sacrifice their style of living to help keep America afloat. Republicans are rejoicing that they have saved America by cutting programs that add to the deficit.

My question about these Republican programs is, wouldn't it be better to increase government income by having full employment rather than the downward spiral that we are presently enduring. Creating jobs will bring increased tax revenues that will have a positive effect on our economy and allow deficit reduction for our future.

When I voted in the last presidential election I did not realize that there were two Republican candidates running for office and unfortunately one of them won.

Jerry Segovis

Ocala