Democrats refuse to address America's problems

2013-10-31T00:00:00Z Democrats refuse to address America's problems nwitimes.com
October 31, 2013 12:00 am

Following the October 2013 government shutdown, President Barack Obama said, “The American people are completely fed-up with Washington all because of yet another self-inflicted crisis.” Who is really responsible?

For example, the Republican-controlled House sent bills to the Senate allowing the government to reopen with the stipulation that the Obamacare individual mandate be delayed for a year. The Senate refused to vote on any House bills. It seems while the president and Senate Democrats have a right to make changes to the law, Republicans do not.

According to the president, it is the law and cannot be changed; however, a law is no longer the law when changes continue to be made to it after it becomes law.

The problem is not the Republicans attempting to take control of a runaway budget and fiscal crisis. The real problem is Democrats refusing to vote on legislation addressing America’s problems.

- Timothy Carroll, Munster

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