October 28, 2013 at 6:58 AM
Remember government shutdown for 2014 elections
Congressional members responsible for delayed budget
Interesting that many view the launch of the Obamacare health law as a dismal failure, many senators who voted for the start of the program now say it should be delayed [“Shutdown delays IRS tax-filing season,” News, Oct. 23].
This is all the House of Representatives wanted in an exchange for their budget approval. This of course is what caused the government shutdown. It appears then that the government shutdown could have been avoided had these senators realized the Affordable Care Act was not ready for public consumption on Oct. 1.
This leaves almost everyone scratching their heads as to why we didn’t have enough senators who approved the House version of the budget, which could have avoided the shutdown and allowed the Obama administration time to get the website ready for signing up. Let’s all hope that everyone remembers how this all played out when the 2014 elections roll around.
Ed Anderson, Kirkland
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