The letter from a Galena resident in rebuttal to Allen Shirley’s letter shows a complete ignorance of economic terms.

The writer needs to Google “gross domestic product,” which measures economic growth (yes, we have had economic growth during most of the Bush administration); and “budget deficit” which is the excess of spending over revenues for a year (for most of our history, we have had budget deficits and economic growth).

Ellen La Near

Joplin

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