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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

September 25, 2013 at 6:32 AM

Congress bickers, government shutdown looms

Treasonous loafers

When voters elect a candidate to the House of Representatives or the Senate, they expect that individual to have the judgment to contribute to the betterment of the United States of America.

Why, then, are some congressmen putting forth measures which will harm our country by pushing government into shutting down? In my opinion, the misguided plan to shut down the government is by definition, treasonous.

We, the people, can little afford creating another obstacle that would increase unemployment, set in motion another credit-rating downgrade or degrade our way of life in other ways.

I am weary of political bickering by our least productive Congress ever. Charge and prosecute these loafers with treason, for they are betraying the trust we gave when we elected them.

Kenneth Hahn, Seattle

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