The Republicans are right when they say the government shutdown and debt limit crisis are, at root, about fiscal responsibility.

But they have yet to explain why fiscal responsibility would entail repealing, defunding or delaying a program that would, as the Congressional Budget Office has told us, pay for itself and help reduce the deficit.

Unfortunately, they also have neglected to provide grounds for their proposition that fiscal responsibility would mean failing to pay our bills for services already rendered.

-- Elizabeth Galewski, Madison

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Letters editor for Wisconsin State Journal