Your editorial board’s latest liberal bromide lobbying for more government spending and higher taxes left me scratching my head. When government spends more money than budgeted, it’s not a “time bomb” as your editorial board claims, nor a sinister plot by former Gov. Bobby Jindal to underestimate the amount of money government wants to spend, as you also claim.

Budgets set the level of government spending, not the other way around. When government spends more money than budgeted, that’s a failure of government to control spending.

I know how passionate you are about raising taxes and increasing government spending, but I believe your readership would be better served by you making your case on policy, not spurious attacks on motives and incendiary imagery.

Jason P. Doré

executive director, Republican Party of Louisiana

Baton Rouge