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Thoughts on shutdown

Published: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Here’s what I don’t get. If the Republican Party is convinced that Obamacare would be a disaster, why are they forcing a shutdown that ultimately will be blamed upon them?  Why not let Obamacare take effect and let the disaster happen? Then Obamacare would be repealed, the Republicans would be heroes, and the Democrats would be driven out of office.

Here’s what I do get. The Republican Party does not want a major Democratic Party program to succeed, whether it’s Obamacare or anything else. They have, and will continue to, stonewall every new idea unless it’s their own. I don’t have a problem with that, with either party doing it, because that’s what democracy is all about. But where are the Republican Party ideas? Hello, Earth calling the Republican Party. Idea up or shut up.

Ron Hansen

Wonder Lake

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