October 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Government shutdown and budget crisis
Thank you for your comprehensive coverage
I’m writing to express my enormous gratitude for your most thorough coverage of the government shutdown debacle, with multiple writers articulating so clearly the history leading up to this dismal moment in our history, when the radicals in one party are wreaking such havoc, and causing such great suffering, in the process of trying to overturn legislation already put in place by way of legitimate legislative channels.
The article, “A budget crisis months in the making” [news, Oct. 6] succintly summed up just who is behind all of this, with big money folks such as the Koch brothers infusing grotesque amounts of money into the coffers of the republicans to further their own anti-democratic plans is to the detriment of our people. I do hope that E.J. Dionne is right in his well-expressed hope that these recent diabolical shenanigans by the tea party will serve to open the eyes of all Americans in both parties [“The tea party’s last stand,” opinion, Oct. 7].
Jacqueline Leksen, Lynnwood
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