Regarding the Feb. 10 front-page article “Many 2011 budget cuts had little real effect”:

It’s not surprising that some of these cuts were phony. To include a $280 million project that had already been canceled as a budget cut is misleading at best and deceitful at worst. Congress does not have to have the smartest people on the planet, but they must be honest.

Robert A. Seubert, Monrovia, Md.