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SHUTDOWN: Congress’ inaction is unacceptable

Letter by Peter H. Sabin, Gig Harbor on Oct. 1, 2013 at 11:31 am | No Comments »
October 1, 2013 12:31 pm

Shutting down the government and failing to pay the government bills because you didn’t get your way is unacceptable. Many hard-working government employees won’t be getting paid, but members of Congress will.

My voting history could be described as independent but leaning Republican. This time I will be withholding my vote for all Republicans at all levels. I urge others to do the same.

It used to be that we could look to Republicans for fiscally responsible good government. That’s not true anymore. Tea party extremists have taken over.

Obamacare has flaws, but they’re not as bad as our current system that allows insurance companies to deny coverage to those who may have lost coverage through no fault of their own. It would have been a better law if the Republicans had participated instead of playing “Hell, no” politics.

The right-wing members of Congress are on strike. The only way I can see for the Republican Party to get the message is if Republican voters go on strike, too.


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