8:15 AM EST, February 20, 2013
It occurred to me that two current but unrelated news stories might hold the key to solving our nation's most pressing problem — sequestration. It is frustrating that Congress goes off on a "holiday" with two weeks to go before the draconian measures associated with sequestration kick-in. Let's send them on a "luxury" cruise, all expenses paid, on the Carnival "Triumph!" ("Triumph ordeal unlikely to hurt giant Carnival cruise company" Feb 16.) After several days of feasting and merriment, we can turn off all the power and water, and tell them we won't send the tugs out to rescue them until they address the federal government's fiscal issues related to sequestration and beyond.
If it's a holiday they want, we'll give it to them.
Chuck Piel, Ellicott City
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