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