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Published: Sunday, March 17, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

A recent letter writer said that President Barack Obama authorized the sequester. Yes, but with a heap of Republicans voting for it. He naively thought the GOP would work together with him to fix it. What a joke.

Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton worked on a budget together and left a surplus that President George W. Bush spent down in his first year in office. He then went on to initiate an immoral war in Iraq that cost some $3 trillion and the lives of more than 100,000 soldiers and civilians.

Obama, undoubtedly one of the best presidents we have had, has spent $1 trillion trying to boost the country after the Bush debacle. No GOP president left a surplus.

Recently, Gov. Chris Christie said that neither he nor Jeb Bush has any idea what is going on in Washington. No wonder, there is no job description. The presidency is learned on the job. And Obama, who graduated at the top of his law class and taught constitutional law, was more than qualified.

And now the GOP wants to cripple this president even more than it has with blocking nominees, fighting gun control, hitting entitlements instead of corporate fat cats and the rich, blocking minimum wage, and foolishly trying again to kill ObamaCare. The GOP must not have family needing health care like the rest of us.

Congress needs to hear from you. Write them and this paper.

Martha Tuohy

Crystal Lake

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