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Here are some suggestions as to where to cut the U.S. budget

April 30, 2014
Lehigh Acres Citizen

To the editor:

The items listed below, by percentage, are how "We" the Government spends some of the discretionary money of We the People:

- Defense/international security: 19 percent

- Transportation infrastructure: 3 percent

- Science and medical research: 2 percent

- Education: 1 percent - (numbers are from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Instead of a Penny Plan, perhaps a thought: We could do with one less airplane.

Bob Gates, former secretary of defense, recommended cuts in the defense budget - and we have not yet done that.

Joan Patterson

Lehigh Acres



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