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Why all the fuss over tax plan?

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It is slightly maddening to read all the "dire" news about the new tax law causing the national debt to go up about $1.5 trillion over ten years or about $150 billion a year. All people have to do is look at the increase in national public debt during the eight years from September 30, 2009 to September 30, 2017. According to the US Treasury it went from $7.5 trillion to $14.7 trillion or almost doubled and an average of $900 billion a year. $150 billion is peanuts compared to $900 billion. What is all the fuss about?

Roland G. Ley

Arlington Heights

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