I applaud David Thomas for his letter to the editor, Home and federal budgets 101, printed in The Advocate on June 4.

He sets forth a straightforward and simplified analysis of a national problem that all citizens should be concerned about.

For too long, the U.S. Congress and successive administrations have kicked the can down the road instead of addressing the problem.

His letter should be required reading for students in high school in what used to be called civics, and sent to the Congress and administration.

Thomas J. DuBos

retired tax attorney

Baton Rouge