In response to this ridiculous shutdown of the government, I sent the following email to our to NY senators and our congressman:
Again we are seeing the dysfunction of Congress impacting the people negatively. What makes this government shutdown even more galling is that Congress continues to receive pay while hundreds of thousands of hard working people don’t.
Politics is the art of compromise, but Congress and the President have lost the ability to negotiate in good faith and compromise. As a result, the people suffer.
Lastly, I wish the Democrats would work towards fixing Obamacare’s many flaws rather than continuing to battle the Republicans to preserve a terribly imperfect plan that could eventually bankrupt this country. One of the major problems with Obamacare is that it doesn’t address tort reform. If Congress would introduce tort reform into the plan, costs would drop dramatically and the plan might be more acceptable to those who are currently opposed to it. See articles written by Bobby Jindal to get a good idea of what needs to be fixed.
Fraud is rampant in Medicare and Medicaid, and I can’t imagine what it will be like under Obamacare. Congress must introduce better controls into the plan to prevent costs from getting out of control due to fraud.
Let’s start working for the people and stop the dysfunction we are seeing in Washington.