US politicians show true colours
- Published: 27 Apr 2013 at 14.20
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LOS ANGELES - The outcry was too much to take. After years of near-paralysis in the US Congress brought on by partisan wrangling, lawmakers finally acted swiftly to solve a problem.
Gun control in the wake of the Newtown massacre? Not necessary. Immigration reform? That can wait.
But after the self-imposed financial "sequester" caused delays at US airports, legislators dropped everything and rushed through a bill on Friday to bypass aviation spending cuts those same legislators had imposed just weeks ago.
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