Balanced budget, better economy starts by ending wars

I have a solution to the budget crisis that, amazingly, will win back popularity for the Congress. The U.S. House of Representatives has the power to stop funding wars. We have seen the misery caused in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq with few happy results.

U.S citizens no longer approve of our military presence around the globe. We've made it clear that we are sick of war. We know that massive spending on battlefields has historically bankrupted and destroyed many powerful nations.

We, the people, would rather see the military defending our borders and helping to rebuild our aging infrastructure. The funds that are now spent on killing foreigners would be better spent improving the lives of our citizens. Reallocating money from costly, futile wars should go toward helping to balance the budget and improving our economy.

Susan Wolf Dudley, Baltimore

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