The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 12, 2013

Letter: Concerning this government shutdown

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Concerning this government shutdown, I get amused and disgusted with some people who make the statement that Congress needs to be a team and solve this problem.

Our forefathers, who set up our Constitution, did not intend for Congress to be a team. That is the problem that has destroyed our economy, this do-along-to-get-along does not get the job done right. The three branches of government formed by our founders was for checks and balances to keep one branch from gaining total power.

The news media is blaming the Republicans for shutting down the government. Also President Obama and Sen. Harry Reid are blaming them.

Anyone who has common sense knows that it was Reid and Obama who shut it down because they refuse to even discuss their differences.

They have the attitude of “My way or the highway.” This is not the way our government works. Also, Obama thinks he has the power by executive order to do as he pleases. This has to be stopped!

The House of Representatives holds the power of the purse, this was set by our founders. I hope the House holds tight until they get some reduction in this runaway spending. That’s why we elected them.

Clifford Herren, Alva