Letter: Politics does not equal problem solving

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

It is very evident that our elected officials in Washington, D.C., do not have the interests of the American people at heart. There may be some that do, but the majority do not, so I group them collectively.

Funding the government is a crisis – again. Then we will face the national debt – again. We have been here before. It’s the last minute – again, and we all have the T-shirts. The decision on funding the government will be made based on party lines, and the country will suffer one way or another. Decisions will be made that have little bearing on solving the underlying problems. The federal government doesn’t solve problems; it creates them. Obamacare is the focus of the debate.

Most everyone in the federal government will be excluded from Obamacare, so they have no stake in it, while they tell us it’s affordable and good for us. Apparently it’s not affordable and good for them, but funding the government is at stake.

Rather than solve a problem, our elected officials will vote, and the president will or won’t agree, based on party lines, rather than solve the issue.

We, the citizens of America, deserve a solution to the problems, not a fight for political power.

Don’t we, the people, deserve better than this?

Steve Koivula

St. Charles

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