Re "Benefits can add pain for spouses of fallen" (Page A8, Aug. 10): Every day, I read about more cruelty inflicted on the dependents of our fallen heroes. What has come of this country? Men and women lay their lives on the line, and all we can do is punish, degrade and hurt those left behind.
Midterm elections are near, and we should vote out all incumbents. Every member of Congress has an obligation to pass the legislation that stops the pain and suffering that is incurred by the families of our deceased military members.
Stop this insanity that Washington is causing. Use your power of the vote.
-- Nikki Carpenter, Elk Grove