From Mr Douglas Krauze.

Sir, The fastest way to find a solution to the US government budget crisis is to stop paying members of Congress their guaranteed salaries (along with their additional perks such as “Cadillac” health insurance coverage that most Americans no longer have) while this crisis is going on. Then watch how quickly the crisis will resolve itself. I have learned through experience that people make decisions in order to avoid pain as much as possible. This situation is no different.

Douglas Krauze, Warwick, NY, US

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