How federal government backstops our economy

Commentary | June 8, 2011 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

The federal government is the backstop to the entire economy. Whether through grants, highway repaving funds, EPA clean-up work, the delivery of Social Security checks and the payment of Medicare bills, the federal government is there for us. Let's not starve public spending for an ideology. That will only cripple our market economy, as we know it.

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