The News Tribune’s front-page headline (9-27), “Parties use health care to threaten shutdown,” suggests that Democrats and Republicans are equally to blame. Correction: Only the Republicans are refusing to pay our bills.
The last time Republicans held the government hostage, they cost us billions of dollars by lowering government credit-worthiness and eliminated millions of jobs through sequestration.
Now they demand abandoning health insurance for all before they will pass a temporary budget. And they may refuse to follow their constitutional obligation to fund the national debt if they don’t get their way on many ill-considered proposals. Their actions threaten …