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ACA: Why not try working together for a change?

Letter by Chuck Burton, Steilacoom on Nov. 21, 2014 at 11:14 am with No Comments »
November 21, 2014 11:41 am

Re: “Where were our representatives?” (letter, 11-21).

It is far too convenient to play the blame game, but the only thing it accomplishes is the toxic divisiveness that continues to paralyze the federal government. We show outrage toward our political opponents, while hiding inside deep denial regarding the sins of our chosen allies.

The letter writer castigates our representatives for passing the Affordable Care Act without even reading or understanding it. I won’t argue with her. But where was she after 9/11 when the so-called Patriot Act (aka The Shred the Constitution Act) was forced through both the Senate and the House?

How many of our elected representatives read it or had the slightest comprehension of its ramifications? Which is more reprehensible: assassinating the Bill of Rights or making a flawed attempt to provide health care for all Americans?

Maybe we should take a deep breath and try to work together for a change. We couldn’t do any worse than we are now.

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