To the Editor:
In a letter to the editor on Dec 13, Sean Archambault takes issue with Alex Harris’s Democratic View column from the previous week. The first issue is that many of Sean’s deficit numbers are way off. For example, for Fiscal Year 2010, Sean pegs the deficit at $1.652 trillion, while the actual deficit, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, was $1.294 trillion. For FY 2016, Sean states the deficit was $1.423 trillion – the actual number was $584 billion. I don’t know where Sean is getting his numbers, but it illustrates Alex’s point that there is a great deal of misinformation floating around in GOP circles.