Shutdown was Pointless

Dear Editor,

I’m sure that I’m not the only one who sees the irony in this.

We saw a partial government shutdown a few months ago and for what? Nothing but an effort by Republicans to delay the implementation of Obamacare, which is profoundly unpopular with the American public and becoming more so. Polls indicate that over 70 percent of the American people want the law repealed or delayed at least a year.

The shutdown was falsely blamed on the Republicans when Democrats chose to shut down the government to keep the implementation on schedule. As usual, the media sided with the Democrats.

Now we see the Democrats in disarray, near panic, over this issue and unilaterally delaying much of the implementation of the very same law they shut down the government to protect. We also see some silly politicians pushing for laws to overturn portions of Obamacare by trying to allow people to keep their prior insurance plans which is completely impractical if not impossible at this late date.

All the Democrats had to do was agree to the delay roughly three months ago and keep the government fully operating at the same time. Instead, they shot themselves in both feet. Too late now.

Is this a great life or what? You can’t make this stuff up.

And our elected “leaders” are supposed to be smart?


Wayne Peterkin


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Posted by on Dec 28 2013. Filed under Letters to the Editor. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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