Fast Focus: 'Who do you blame for the recent government shutdown?' Look at the gift horse

October 27, 2013 

America has clearly decided the answer to this question, and the Tri-Cities is one of a few places outside the Confederacy that won't accept what America knows perfectly well. The Republicans will pay for their anti-American behavior in 2014, again in 2016, and perhaps for many years well beyond that. American taxpayers may continue to feed us $2 billion each year despite recession and shutdown outside this community, but one of these days, the other Washington might recognize the tea party's efforts to destroy this country and stop rewarding our anarchist nihilist behavior.

-- MARTIN BENSKY, Richland

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