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Letter: Republicans are in it for themselves

If al-Qaeda somehow managed to set off strategically placed bombs that shut down key computers and the federal government was forced to shut down, we would declare this an act of war. How is Congress’s lack of action resulting in shutting down the government not treason?

In Tuesday’s paper, Speaker Boehner is quoted as saying the GOP is interested in providing “basic fairness” to American citizens. Since when has fairness been part of the GOP creed? The GOP creed has only ever been “the end justifies the means,” and the GOP’s lack of compromise leading to the drastic closing down of the federal government proves it.

— Dirk Greeley

Anchorage