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Calling the House and Republicans in general extortionists, Mr. Obama makes the point that what the House has done is "not democratic" and has no place in a democracy. What planet does he live on? His biggest group of supporters, the unions (who don't want to live under Obamacare), use the very same tactics that the House is using every time they negotiate with employers.

There are negotiations, negotiations break down, and the unions strike, effectively putting the employer out of business. If no agreement can be reached or the employer can't find enough nonunion people to work for him, he is out of business. Either he comes back to the negotiation table and works out a deal with the union or closes the company.

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What is undemocratic about that? It's been going on for over 100 years. Why is it suddenly undemocratic and the total fault of the House (Republicans) to insist on negotiations to keep the government operating, when the president (the employer) refuses to negotiate? All of these idiots (House, Senate and president) are equally at fault in this matter, and no amount of posturing or political rhetoric can change the fact that our government spends more than it takes in and continues to pass programs and promise entitlements it cannot afford -- all so that the Political Class of our country can continue to keep their plush jobs and make life miserable for the average guy/gal.

We should be able to feed our hungry, heal our ill, protect the shores and have freedom for all, but we don't seem to be able to get those who govern us to work on or care about that. Shame on them and shame on us if we continue to keep them in office to continue their ways.

Robert Williams

Rolling Meadows

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