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Business community will stand with president on debt limit fight

I wholeheartedly agree with your editorial, "Another Fiscal Cliff?" (Jan. 4). As a businessman, I am outraged that certain Republican extremists in the House are prepared to trash our economy in order to gain their political objectives. We have a long and honorable tradition in the U.S., and that is to never negotiate with criminals and hostage takers. The president must continue that tradition. The business community will strongly support the president as he rejects blackmail attempts by tea partyers.

Jack Kinstlinger, Baltimore

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