I would like to offer my suggestions as to how to solve the budget and financial problems we are experiencing.
Stop the manufacture and use of the penny and the nickel; make the dime the lowest-value coin produced.
Combine small items into packages to sell for 10 cents. Peg sales tax at 10 percent, and adjust other taxes to increments of 10.
Pass a value added tax to do away with income tax. I believe that the savings realized by these measures would solve our financial problems.
Don Louis Broussard
U.S. Army, retired