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letters | TEETERING TOWARD THE FISCAL CLIFF

Senator Brown has chance to take a stand on taxes

Your article “Brownin a political dilemma on tax position (Page A14, Dec. 6) indicates that Senator Scott Brown’s dilemma is that, no matter which vote he casts regarding the tax hike for the affluent 2 percent, his moderate supporters in Massachusetts would be alarmed if he didn’t vote for the hike, and his conservative supporters would be alienated if he were to vote for higher taxes on high-earning Americans.

So, he has a conundrum. Whom shall he risk alienating?

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Maybe there’s a more basic alternative. Here’s a suggestion: Decide which is the RIGHT thing to do, and then do it.

Or would that take too much courage?

Mirrless R. Underwood

Brewster

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