Stop the madness

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By now, it is no secret that the shutdown of our government is resulting in heartbreaking stories of veterans who are denied benefits (no matter how temporary), fallen soldiers whose families cannot receive death benefits on time and countless cutbacks that are hurting the poor daily. And the world knows our debt ceiling crisis is looming, which could threaten world economies. Are we living in America or some fantasy land?

To the often-delusional Tea Party, rational Americans have a message: Hang your heads forever in disgrace because you have tarnished America with shame by writing a dark chapter in her history that can never be erased.

To the rest of Congress, we have another message: Wake up and stop the madness before it is too late.

ROBERT AIELLO
Whitehall


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First Published October 9, 2013 8:00 PM


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