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Class of '63 says end high fed debt, rein-in lobbyists

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On behalf of the majority responding New York Mills graduated class of 1963, I am making the following requests:

First, that a constitutional amendment be passed which disallows any and all future deficit spending by the federal government.

We believe it is irresponsible to pass a huge and rapidly growing debt on to our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Second, that meaningful campaign finance reform be passed. We believe our government was intended to be "of the people, by the people, and for the people" not of, by and for big business, Wall Street, and special interests.

It's time to change the lobby-crazy system we now have. Influence should be sought and received from the majority of all citizens, not just large donors and special interests.

This is not being directed at any one political party or individual, nor is it directed at any specific legislation either in force or being considered, but rather to all legislative bodies and members responsible for managing (mismanaging) taxpayers money, assets, and well-being.

We urge U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, U.S. Sens.  Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and local legislators to communicate with the majority, if not all of your constituency and seek their input about these concerns, as well as other high priority issues facing our nation, state, and local regions. Will you help? 

Happy holidays and a blessed Christmas.

(Dorow is president of the New York Mills High School class of 1963)

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