Letter: Congress, not terrorists, doing damage to Americans

Published January 4, 2014 1:01 am

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Say, let's find a million people struggling mightily to get by and make their lives infinitely more difficult by cutting off their unemployment compensation ("1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday," Tribune, Dec. 28)! We'll tell everyone that these people just need to stop basking in luxurious government largess get out and get a job. What a grand idea!

Why is it that our government, again and again, decides to inflict great pain and suffering on our own people? Why is it so often heaped onto those who are already hurting?

We are a callous nation, increasingly unable to understand or care about the plight of anyone who is anonymous. We should be far more concerned about this damage we are doing to ourselves than what might be done to us by terrorists.

Kendall Robins