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Fix fiscal cliff by repairing GOP
Your recent editorial ("Obama's mandate," Nov. 7) where you recommend that President Barack Obama "needs to act immediately to persuade Congress to extend the deadline for sequestration another six months" is almost laughable if it wasn't so sad. Lest anyone forget, sequestration is to take place because Congress has failed to do its job and come to a compromise agreement whereby they put the interest of the American people above their own partisan bickering. They failed to come up with a budget agreement after the Bowles/Simpson Commission Report received only 11 votes out of 18 instead of the 14 required for a "supermajority" (Rep. Paul Ryan being one of the dissenting votes). The Bowles/Simpson Commission first met in April of 2010, issuing its final report December 1, 2010. Yet you seem to think Congress hasn't had enough time to deal with the issues.
November 9, 2012