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letters | the sequester goes into effect

Obama fiddles while nation burns

Now that the sequester is upon us and the world hasn’t ended, notwithstanding the dire warnings of the president and his minions, let’s examine some facts. In spite of the administration’s attempt to silence the truth-telling critics, President Obama did first present this option and there were no “revenues” involved in the agreement.

Both Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton dealt with the government shutting down, and they both vowed to keep certain important facets of government running — the kind of vital programs and services that are part of the doom-and-gloom scare tactics being deployed by the president and repeated in the media.

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Reagan and Clinton showed true leadership in trying times, while this president plays games and displays the usual arrogance and political cowardice.

Thomas C. Wahlberg

Dedham

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