- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Ray's of Kelso, Plaza by Ray's to change ownership; Fonn to buy enterprise (04/20/16)3
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
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.