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Updated: November 17, 2013 6:07AM



Boehner should step up and prove it

If John Boehner truly believes that there are not enough votes in the House of Representatives to pass a clear budget bill, why doesn’t he just go ahead and allow the vote to be taken to prove he is right? What would it cost? It is entirely in his hands. If he is right, nothing changes but if he is wrong then our government can resume operations and everyone who has been laid off can get back to work, pay their bills, feed their kids, provide the services that we depend on in going about our every day lives, etc.etc.

And looking ahead to the vote on raising the debt ceiling, the debts in question have already been incurred, by the Congress, on our behalf. Put simply, we need to raise the debt ceiling so that we can pay our bills. This is not complicated.

Demanding the renegotiation of laws that have already been passed and gone into effect and deemed constitutional by the Supreme Court as a precondition for approving such basic economic requirements is both unreasonable and detrimental to the rule of law.

We are being asked to walk the plank by a bunch of lawless pirates and we need to speak up and tell them what we think. I believe that many of our elected officials think that we are not paying attention and/or that we are too stupid to understand what they are up to and how their actions affect the quality of our lives. So please , prove them wrong.

Judith Cieslak

Valparaiso



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