Bucket with holes
• Can you please pass on my congratulations to GG Dalton on his superb letter (Letters, January 18) on our nation's plight. I have tried to articulate his sentiments before, but never captured it so succinctly.
It is the debt that is the problem, pure and simple. All the cuts, tax increases and stealth charges we are to endure over the next 20 years is like pouring water into a bucket riddled with holes. We are going to kill the patient in our efforts to cure his disease.
Tackle the disease, not the symptoms.