Mike Preston's report card in Week 3
Opinion

Gangster tactics from the House GOP

There is an established way to make or change laws: A majority of the House and Senate agree and send their proposed legislation to the president. He then approves or vetoes it ("House sets vote on funding bill; agencies brace for shutdown," Sept. 29).

The Republicans try to get around the established process by threatening to hurt lots of people if a certain law isn't changed. No voting, no legislative agreement, just threats. They are just a bunch of gangsters in neckties.

William Akers, Baltimore

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