Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Insufficie­nt schooling

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If I may infer from her letter that Ms. Catherine Lamb believes that legislator­s are insufficie­ntly educated, I certainly agree with her.

In my opinion, anyone running for office, either state or national, should be required to have a course in economics before filing. If they pay attention in class they will learn enough to realize that many grand ideas simply won’t hold up against the laws of economics. If they study hard, they would learn that there is no such thing as government money—it is taken from hardworkin­g taxpayers. They might even learn what every housewife already knows—that you can’t spend more money than you make for very long before you go bankrupt.

DEBORAH JOHNSON

Batesville

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