Congress shouldn't demand renegotiation of laws

2013-10-17T00:00:00Z Congress shouldn't demand renegotiation of laws nwitimes.com
October 17, 2013 12:00 am

If John Boehner truly believes there are not enough votes in the House to pass a clear budget bill, why doesn't he just go ahead and allow the vote to be taken to prove he is right? What would it cost ?

If he is right, nothing changes. But if he is wrong then our government can resume operations and everyone who has been laid off can get back to work, pay their bills, feed their kids, and provide the services that we depend on.

Looking ahead to the vote on raising the debt ceiling, the debts in question have been incurred by the Congress. Put simply, we need to raise the debt ceiling so we can pay our bills.

Demanding renegotiation of laws that have already been passed, gone into effect and approved by the Supreme Court as a precondition for approving these bills is unreasonable and detrimental.

- Judith Cieslak, Valparaiso

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