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The fiscal cliff

To the Editor:

At the very last minute, our great leaders got together and passed a bill, but there still were some who were willing to go all the way over the cliff. The next day, everybody was congratulating each other for the great work that they did. They should have been working on this a year ago.

The people whom they represent, the ones who could have been hurt the most, were held as hostages to make their point. Maybe now “we the people” should let them know what we think about this.

I am not going to point a finger at either the Republicans or Democrats, but instead at our congressional members as a whole. They are salaried, not hourly employees. They should have stayed and done their jobs. They were derelict in doing what they are paid to do. We should have the power to impeach them.

Now that the current crisis has past, we will be listening to the same old thing as before when they try to reach an agreement on the cliff that's coming in March. By the time March comes around, some of the old members will be gone. Maybe, just maybe, that will make a difference. That aisle that separates the two sides is not that wide, but they treat it as if it were the Grand Canyon.

Bob O’Halloran

Harvard

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