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GOP Desires Power, Not a Balanced Budget

I was surprised that the editorial ``Budget Battle Ahead,'' March 7, was essentially in support of the balanced-budget amendment. It seemed obvious to me that the Republican majority hadn't the slightest interest in balancing the budget.

One only has to look back to Reaganomics to realize that.

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What is at stake here is an entirely different agenda, one that would set the stage for a conservative reengineering of society.

This was not about balanced budgets, it was about power and disenfranchisement in a new social order. Jay Putt, Setauket, N.Y.

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