We’re falling off the “fiscal cliff,” and the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney cost a combined $2 billion [”Blitz of last-minute donations fueled huge spending in 2012 races,” news story, Dec. 7]. I have a great idea for starting off the new year on the right foot: Cancel the inauguration. Since Barack Obama has been the president for the last four years, why does he need another inauguration? I know it’s a tradition, but some traditions should changed.

Roz Clark, West River, Md.