Traffic map
Article posted: 10/9/2013 4:40 AM

Obama at fault? Makes no sense.

  • Article
text size: AAA

Obama at fault? Makes no sense.

On Oct. 5 you printed a letter from Louis Bowers that needs refuting. He maintains that President Obama bears the greatest responsibility for the current shutdown and that it is his duty to negotiate. This makes no sense whatever.

Advertisement

The Affordable Care Act was passed three years ago by both houses of Congress, signed into law by the president, and has since been affirmed by the Supreme Court. Some of its provisions have already been implemented for over a year.

What exactly is the president supposed to negotiate? A small minority of House Republicans is holding our economy hostage while they whine about being "disrespected." They need to grow up, send the Senate-passed clean bill to the House floor, and get on with governing. It's really fairly simple.

Barbara Kozi

Lombard

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.

This article filed under

Latest Video

MostViewed

Today
Yesterday
Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad

    MarketsReport

    DHExtras

       
    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North

    FacebookActivity

    BusinessDirectory

    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.