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Credibility Questions

Fareed Zakaria's "The Debt Deal's Failure" rings true [Aug. 15]. I fear Congress has truly lost its ability to understand the situation of the average American. Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade the U.S. credit rating for the first time in history--at a time when America's finances are so very fragile--speaks to this blindness and to our leaders' inability to work together. Our nation's debt did not get where it is overnight and cannot be fixed with one bill. I feel I am watching our nation crash and burn. Perhaps out of the ashes something new will come.

Dale...