Letter: Courage lacking

To the editor:

Let’s face it. This government shutdown is caused by the 30 to 35 ultra-conservative Republicans in the House who do not want the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, funded and implemented.

That’s it, folks. EVERY new proposal of the House cuts part of a legally passed law by Congress and signed by the president. Then upheld by the Supreme Court. Is it any wonder why these proposals are rejected by the Senate and the president?

As I understand it, a continuing resolution proposed by the House would pass that excludes tampering with established law. To put it mildly, House Speaker John Boehner has no intestinal fortitude to introduce it. No profile in courage he.