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Where are the real statesmen when you need them?

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Why isn't President Obama taking a lead role in resolving the fiscal issues at hand? He keeps harping on taxing the rich — which would solve about 5 percent of the problem — but not proposing any other concrete solutions ("Bucking the pledge," Nov. 28).

He keeps saying all the time that he is willing to work with the Congress, but he shows no leadership. He is getting paid to solve problems, not campaign all the time.

It is really too bad we don't have a bipartisan team like Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill or Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich around to solve this issue. I don't think Mr. Obama or House Speaker John Boehner are capable of a rational resolution.

Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville

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