I agree with Eugene Robinson’s May 3 op-ed column, “Flinching from the pain”: Sequestration is making Head Start students suffer, the folks depending on Section 8 housing subsidies suffer and the elderly suffer, and yet we are getting relief only for air travel. I am disappointed, disgusted and embarrassed that the president and Congress can’t do their jobs.

Mr. Robinson sums it up nicely: Negotiate a proper budget deal or live with the pain. But don’t expect the children, the poor and the middle class to suffer while you catch an airplane and live a life of convenience.

Cindy Frank, Silver Spring