To the editor:

Where is the deficit in budget talks?

Obama and Congress all talk about the budget, but nothing is said about reducing the deficit. Not Bush, Obama nor Congress has tried to reduce the deficit. In eight years, Bush increased the deficit by $4.217 trillion, while in only three years Obama increased the deficit by $ 2.36 trillion.

Only two presidents reduced the deficit. Andrew Jackson reduced the deficit to zero dollars. The politicians who like deficits got mad, but his picture is on the $20 bill. The other was Harry S. Truman. He reduced the deficit by $2.136 billion when the deficit was only $257 billion. He inherited a Depression and World War II. Truman worked trying to solve these problems, not cry about them as is being done today.

The American public says to reduce the deficit.