Many people are blaming the Republicans for this imminent shutdown of the government, and I agree with them. Republicans, you know that Obama is not going to let you defund his signature legislative achievement. I understand you think it's a bad bill. So why not make it better instead of repealing it? Do you have any constructive ideas about health care? I haven't heard anything except "Repeal Obamacare." If I'm missing something, let me know. Right now many people in this country don't have health coverage, and if they have a medical emergency, the rest of us pay for it. What do you propose to do about it? If you have no better solution than the Affordable Care Act, why do you even think you deserve to be in Congress? How about coming up with an alternative instead of bashing those who are trying to solve a problem?
However, I'm also annoyed with, and fully willing to blame Democrats too. Democrats, Obama-care isn't perfect, and a refusal to delay or amend it is just as pig-headed and stupid as the Republicans' refusal to fund the entire government without removing Obamacare. There is no law so perfect that it can't be improved - maybe you can come up with some way to compromise with Republicans?
Unfortunately both sides are convinced that they are utterly right that I don't think a compromise is anywhere in our future. Will we ever be able to get our country working again? I'm just so frustrated with both sides right now that I can not even express it in words!
Maybe Jed Bartlet can express it best:
"Then Shut it Down," Jed Barlet, The West Wing