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The sad antics of the last several weeks in regards to the (U.S.) budget are the political equivalent of big-time wrestling. The body slams choreographed, the full nelsons in the script, the blood fake and the taxpaying, voting public “ooh” and “aah” over each move like so many backwoods rubes buying the whole show. The simple fact is that our government spends more than it takes in. The clowns in Washington will continue to perform as long as the rubes are willing to pay. JOHN DOWNS, Newcastle