Letter to the Editor
I would like to provide an alternate point of view regarding Representative Wittman’s contribution to our improved economy that was expressed in last week’s Gazette-Journal (“Vote Wittman for an Improved Economy,” Readers Write, Aug. 9).
Although he has supported a number of programs to benefit his constituents, his votes on the “2017 Tax Bill” and the “2018 Appropriations Bill,” along with the Republican majority in Congress, will increase the national debt $2.3 trillion. The administration suggested that with this tax stimulus the Gross National Product (GNP) would increase to 3.0% annually and offset this deficit.
It was reported that the 2nd quarter GNP increase was 4.1%; however, the U.S. Commerce Department said that this number reflected some increases that most likely will not be available in later quarters or in 2019 (i.e., increase in exports before tariffs kick in). Also the Department reported tha...
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