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letters | mass. democrats draw a line on benefits

Lawmakers must take a flexible approach to solve budget woes

SO OUR Massachusetts congressmen, all Democrats, are determined to be just as uncompromising as their Republican counterparts (“State’s House members firm against benefit cuts,” Page A1, Nov. 30). Are we all supposed to be pleased about this?

The citizens of Massachusetts are not idiots. We understand that the country is facing a crisis — a crisis, by the way, that our stubborn congressmen helped create. Aren’t they the ones that approved all the government spending that got us into this mess?

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