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Sarasota News Leader October 11, 2013 OPINION Page 94 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OCT. 4 EDITORIAL RIGHT ON THE MARK To the Editor: I can't tell you how much I enjoy The Sarasota News Leader. It has been a real breath of fresh air since the Pelican Press was taken over by the Observer Group, which was akin to a monstrous Neanderthal crushing the very life from a vibrant member of the Sarasota Community. fact, the compromises in the Continuing Resolution are those originally suggested by Speaker John Boehner, and they included the budget for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that Republicans are now insisting be removed. Had the ACA funding not been a part of the original compromise, the action would not now be referred to as de-funding, or removal, of ObamaCare. We had been subscribers to the Pelican for many years and read it after the takeover in 2011 with growing disappointment and disdain as our subscription ran out. The Tea Party has had its compromise and now it wants a second bite, and it has shut down the government and hurt millions of Americans in pursuing this absurd political The News Leader, like the Pelican before selfishness. 2011, is the same fair yet hard-hitting type of Bernard P. Friel publication that provides the Sarasota comSiesta Key and munity with great local, regional and — when Mendota Heights, MN timely and appropriate to the community — relevant national coverage. An example of LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Sarasota News Leader welthe latter was the editorial (Oct. 4) about comes letters to the editor from its the notoriously reckless Tea Party-affiliated readers. Letters should be no more Congressman Vern Buchanan and his Tea than 300 words in length, and include the name, street address and telephone Party colleagues. The repeated lies and misrepresentations of these Republican members of Congress — that all they want is to negotiate some compromise — is best demonstrated by the fact that the budget provisions in the Continuing Resolution are already a compromise. In number of the writer. Letters should be emailed to, with "Letter to the Editor" in the subject line. Letters actually printed will be selected based on space available, subject matter and other factors. We reserve the right to edit any letters submitted for length, grammar, spelling, etc. All letters submitted become the property of The Sarasota News Leader.

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