Damage from shutdown will exist for a long time Thanks to our elected officials who just finished playing “global thermonuclear war” with our economy and global status as a world leader [“Post-shutdown haggling begins,” page one, Oct. 18]. The style of governing that upholds the United States as an example of a thriving democracy includes compromising. This…More
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Americans who don’t trust their government can leave I am tired of reading and hearing about those Americans who “don’t trust the government” [“Out of jeopardy, but for how long?” page one, Oct. 17]. I am American and I trust Rep. Jim McDermott, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, President Barack Obama and even Mayor Mike McGinn….More
Democrats equally at fault Editor, The Times: The Republican Party surrendered almost unconditionally in trying to link short-term billion-dollar budget decisions (like Obamacare) to long-term trillion-dollar indebtedness [“GOP sacrificed standing in long, futile fight on health care,” page one, Oct. 17]. As we approach the negotiated December deadlines for new ideas, we might recall Dec. 6, 1941, and…More