Goshen News, Goshen, IN

April 28, 2013

No sense to save us

— This short letter is in response to Bob Schrameyer’s letter (The Goshen News, Thursday) concerning illegal tax credits. If the cost of “illegal tax credits” is at a level of $7.4 billion for tax year 2012 and stopped now — if I did the math correctly — it would take more than 200 years to offset the national debt.

Bob is correct in his thoughts. But a trillion dollars times 17 is mind boggling. Congress has to look at every little program and giveaway. I am very afraid there may not be an answer. You are correct Bob. But I don’t believe Congress has the dollars and “sense” to save us.

— Steven Westlake