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GOP making outrageous threats, again

3:45 PM EST, January 11, 2013

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Republican hostage takers are still eyeing benefit cuts and threatening to cause a default ("Another cliff ahead?" Jan. 4). They want to control the conversation so that a dangerous level of austerity — budget cuts that take food aid from hungry children, weaken education and food safety and let our bridges and roads crumble — is the only thing they discuss.

Bob and Hilma Swensen, Glen Arm

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