President Obama proposed it. Congress passed it. The Supreme Court approved it. Now, some fickle Americans may not appreciate it, even though they elected President Obama to lead the nation for two terms.
The Affordable Care Act attends to the essential need to insure 50 million Americans with health insurance that is a requirement for our democratic Republic to deliver a necessity service.
The confounding thing is that voters also elected the most obstructive Congress in the history of the nation and that is turning out to be a disaster. American voters are squandering a President with much ability by shackling him in leg-irons with radical right-wing conservatives.
It isn’t all Americans who have done this. A minority of right wing conservatives have entered America’s public space armed with greed, hate, and destructive powers that make a mess of our government. Only voters can rise to the occasion and put them out of business.
Shutting down government for ideological reasons accomplishes nothing while undermining credibility throughout the world. Do you think that the whole world isn’t watching the American calamity?
The story this morning by Alexander Bolton in The Hill reads that the “House GOP plots next move,” as if they are a group of terrorists engaged in an attack on our government. That is not their purpose.
"Shutdown grows more likely as House GOP plots next move
By Alexander Bolton - 09/27/13 06:35 PM ET
A government shutdown has become increasingly likely as conservatives ramp up pressure on House Republicans to reject a Senate bill restoring funding for ObamaCare.
Conservative activists say Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) credibility is on the line, and warn he will not serve another term as House GOP leader if he agrees to fund the Affordable Care Act along with the rest of government.
Senate Democrats, however, say Boehner will be responsible for shutting down the government if he makes any changes to the stopgap bill that the Senate passed on Friday.
"I want everyone to listen and to hear: The United States Senate has acted," Reid said on the Senate floor. "This is the only legislation that can avert a government shutdown, and that time is ticking as we speak."
Erik Wasson, Bernie Becker and Russell Berman contributed to this report.