Congress, enough already

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 19:00

There are endless examples of Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Congress refusing to work with the other side of the aisle.

But the government shutdown is taking it too far.

Whether you think the Affordable Care Act is the greatest piece of legislation or the worst, the recent action — or lack of action — in Washington, D.C., is inexcusable.

Both the House and the Senate passed Obamacare, as it’s know. Yet, hundreds of thousands of federal employees have been furloughed, troops have no idea when they’ll receive paychecks, and Head Start programs that should be shuttered are only open thanks to a philanthropic billionaire all because House Republicans want to reopen the debate on health care.

This is no way for adults to act. It’s childish and embarrassing — for the entire country.

Someone, most likely hundreds, in Congress is always going to disagree with a law. But we have to keep moving forward.

Stagnancy isn’t good for anyone.

Our elected officials are there do represent the people. So if constituents are vehemently opposed to Obamacare, then their Congressperson should fight it.

But we have to fund our government first. Is one law really worth keeping the shutdown going?

Come on, Congress. Enough is enough.

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