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September 29, 2013 at 7:56 AM

The fight over Obamacare continues

What is the alternative? For those who believe that defunding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”) justifies the shutdown of the federal government and/or America’s default on its financial obligations by not raising the debt ceiling, please do one thing. [“Obamacare foe presses fight,” News, Sept. 25.] Explain to the rest of…


Comments | More in Health care, Politics | Topics: Affordable Care Act, budget, health

July 11, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Spending cuts and the sequester

Congress has failed News coverage of the spending cuts mandated by the sequester will continue on into 2014, and perhaps longer. [“Bill Clinton: States need to be better budgeters,”, June 25.] Each time an article appears about the effects of the sequester, it would be helpful to include a sidebar reminding readers of why this…


Comments | More in Politics | Topics: america, budget, Congress

July 10, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Defense-worker furloughs

Furlough is political and pointless I’m stumped as to why our president, who campaigned on being a champion for the middle class, has decided to furlough middle-class defense workers for one day a week. [“A day without pay ahead for Pentagon workers,”, July 5.] It’s not due to budget reductions from sequestration. At Naval Undersea…


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