Moving Past Partisan Politics

To The Editor:

Can we please get past the partisan politics surrounding the “Affordable Care Act,” more commonly referred to as “Obamacare”? This law… passed by Congress, signed by the President, upheld by the Supreme Court… would provide health insurance for more than 30 million people.

The news media reports the current House of Representatives’ hearings on the Affordable Care Act website as if it were a newsworthy event with some deep historical meaning rather than another mean-spirited attempt by the fanatic fringe of the Republican Party in Congress to sabotage this new law.

Governments across the world cannot understand why Republican elements of the United States Congress would risk a possible worldwide economic collapse because they disagree with a particular law that they helped pass.

This hyperventilating group worked to shutdown the government for two weeks and brought the country to the brink of economic catastrophe because of their hatred for the Affordable Care Act and any initiative put forth by President Barack Obama. If they worked this hard on jobs and the economy, just think of where the country could be.

Jose Tolson,
Jackson Heights