Letter: House obstructs by passing worthless bills

Published August 11, 2014 7:55 pm

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Larry Henkels ("Senate is true congressional obstruction," August 8) blames inaction in the U.S. Senate on bills passed by the House of Representatives as being the reason for the current stalemate in Congress. May I respectfully suggest that Mr. Henkels really take a look at these bills being passed by the House? I suggest that if they actually contained anything positive, useful or helpful to the U.S. and U.S. citizens, they would be considered by the Senate. Unfortunately, most of them are based on the ideology of the far, far-right members of the House and do nothing to help move our country forward, or help solve our challenges. May I mention the more than 50 attempts to destroy The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), an incredibly successful program which has allowed millions of Americans to now have health coverage for the first time? Heck, 74 percent of polled Republicans said they love their new plans!

So, let's encourage John Boehner and the Republican members of the House to actually produce some worthwhile, realistic, problem-solving legislation, and Mr. Henkels — and the rest of us — will finally see the bipartisan cooperation we all so desperately desire to help our country move forward.

Alan Linett