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May 18, 2013

'Overwhelmed' by the week's news

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I understand why some people are permanently overwhelmed by political issues and too busy to sort it all out. Now if only they wouldn’t pretend they’re qualified to vote, thereby electing the likes of John Tierney to Congress.

There he was, during the Benghazi hearing, sneeringly mocking the Republicans for their concern about the Obama administration misleading the American people “for political purposes.”

Fortunately, as I tried to decide where to start on Monday morning, Paul Craney of Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance invited me, with Christine Morabito of the Greater Boston Tea Party, to sign on to a letter to the Massachusetts Congressional delegation. We called on it to publicly condemn the IRS actions: “This type of behavior cannot be tolerated and it’s important that residents of Massachusetts know how their Members of Congress stand on this good-government issue.”

Here in the 6th Congressional District, I await a response from Mr. Tierney and Senator Warren. It’s long-past time to make our politicians feel overwhelmed by public outrage.

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Barbara Anderson is executive director of Citizens for Limited Taxation.

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