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Letter: Caution is advised

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

With the current furor being inflicted upon the country by the media and political establishment, I am reminded of a line from the Shakespearean classic, “Julius Caesar” — “Beware the Ides of March.”

This furor, coupled with the coming debt and budget negotiations while anticipating an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve, is largely being overshadowed by the current media feeding frenzy involving a supposed Russian conspiracy within the Trump administration.

The media and establishment efforts to marginalize the Trump presidency appear to have superseded all other pressing national interests. The coming budget battle includes a necessity to overturn a previous debt level limit. This and an anticipated interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve have taken a distant second place to the current furor.

With the national debt having exceeded the GDP by a substantial percentage, while the total debt, including unfunded liabi...

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