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January 3, 2013

Our view: A shameful time for Congress

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There is no doubt that the aid is needed, and quickly. It’s the type of spending Americans expect in a time of crisis — and make no mistake, many of the residents of New York and New Jersey are still facing a real crisis, not the orchestrated, last-minute fiscal cliff shenanigans we all just endured.

That’s shameful. And it won’t stop until we elect leaders with the political will to make harder, tougher decisions than the current occupants of the halls of Congress.

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