To the Journal editor:
I don't belong to any political party. I consider myself an independent. As I watch the political theater going on down on the Potomac, it seems all is done for the partisan political party, not the country.
It's Democrats versus Republicans, similar to watching big-time wrestling and just as foolish. What happened to being Americans first. This partisan politic will destroy us.
The only reason the federal government is partially shutdown right now is that Democrats refuse to fund the government. If they are required to live under the law they shoved down the throat of the American people.
Remember only the Democrats voted for this government take over of our medical system in the dead of night, this Obamacare. Partisan politics - the people didn't want this.
Responding to the people's will, House Republicans first voted to fund all government except Obamacare. Obama refused to negotiate and Senate Democrats refused to pass it.
Then the Republicans voted to fully fund the government, but merely delay the implementation of Obamacare for one year. Obama refused to negotiate and Senate Democrats refused to pass it.
Then the Republicans voted to fully fund the government, but added a requirement that everyone live under Obamacare. No more special waivers for Congress and their staff, and no waivers for big business without the same waivers for individuals. (Thought they were for the little guy, eh).
Obama refused to negotiate and Senate Democrats refused to pass it. So as you can see, Republicans are the big holdup here.
All I would like to see is at least one Obama signing up for Obamacare. Why won't he join us in Obamacare? Hmmmm? Why wasn't Michelle Obama at the computer on Oct. 1 with her family signing up for Obamacare? Why not the Senate? The House of Representatives has signed on to this and sent it to the Senate; they refused to pass it and the President refused to negotiate.
The president should join us in Obamacare and the rest of American. Is that not reasonable? It is reasonable that we all be treated equally under the law; isn't it? Oh, I forgot he won't negotiate.