We all have to ask these politically naive questions: Why can't the Congress pull in the same direction and why is there is now a shutdown of nonessential services?
The reason is only one. Obamacare. This is the single most contentious issue that has torn the country in half with the GOP being blamed for it, although 59 percent of the population does not want this malady commonly called Obamacare.
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This confused obsession of Barack Obama has caused the country a ton of grief, worldwide embarrassment and split the nation -- not along party lines but between those entrepreneurs, captains of industry and individual citizens who do not wish Obamacare and those who want to continue to have the government take care of them, personally, individually and eternally.
The GOP is asking for a one-year delay so that if there is to be a bill at all, it will be a more equitable one for all the people. However, those in Congress still drinking the Kool-Aid offered by Obama will follow him to the death, not caring for one micro moment how the majority of the population feels about this most divisive issue.
The GOP is attempting to act in accord with the wishes of the majority. However and since the Dems have the microphone, TV cameras and liberal media totally on their side, they blame the GOP and those in this country who wholly rely on the Big Brother to comfort them, and most of those who do not, agree with the party of the donkey.
One man and his warped ideas have split the common folk into a nation of opposing and bitter citizens, all the while successfully and cleverly blaming the opposition party, and that, my fellow patriots, is totally unconscionable.
Jerry J. Marchese