- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)5
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)1
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
Politicians should be held to same fiscal standards
To the editor:
We have been hearing a great deal about corporate fraud. At least one corporation has been accused of cooking its books by using borrowed money as revenue. Many government officials have said corporation officers who falsify their financial statements should be locked up.
Our government on July 12 projected a budget deficit of $165 billion for the current fiscal year. At the same time, the national debt had increased $319 billion during the fiscal year. It will grow even more during the remaining two and a half months.
The budget deficit is artificially lowered by using money borrowed from the various trust funds as revenue. Our government officials should be held to the same standards as corporate officials. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.
West Plains, Mo.