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Federal retiree blames Tea Party for shutdown [Letter]

Editor: This Federal government shutdown is the latest antic by the Tea Party Republicans to achieve by sheer force what they did not achieve in the most recent national elections and cannot achieve by attempting to extort concessions not only from the President of these United States, but the American families and economy as well.  As a long time resident of Harford County and a Federal retiree, who spent 37 proud years working for the U.S. Government, I recall vividly the previous two most recent government shutdowns orchestrated by the "radical Republicans" of that day - Newt Gingrich and Dick Armey. They thought it would be easy to flip President Bill Clinton...

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