To the editor:
Obamacare was passed into law. The latest round of obstructionism in the U.S. Congress is disturbing on many levels. How can we support partisan behavior toward law and national viability? Besides us, who to demand better from our Kansas delegation? The opponents to this new beginning for health care are afraid to give it a chance, because they fear it will work and they will receive no credit for its creation.
Fox, Hannity and Huckabee have distorted the facts so effectively that most Kansans completely misunderstand it and therefore refuse to support a law that benefits them. These well-paid fountains of media misinformation prefer a broken health care system run amok to something fair to all: young, old, poor and middle class. Shame on them.
If wealthy American citizens support representatives who vote for a shutdown of government, it’s truly a dark period for them and for America. The repercussions will be on them. The current Congress is ineffective. They have a record low 18 bills to showcase their 2013 do-nothingness, including the “Freedom to Fish Act” in Tennessee.
What happened to the nation where selfless behavior, generosity and altruism prevail? We have a complex country to run; we need jobs, not an ideology popularity contest. We should be promoting stronger cohesion and strength of the group as a whole, particularly in hard times, not defunding a law in favor of corporatism, greed and privilege. Come on, Congress, get busy compromising on budget cuts, not rehashing health care.