By Andy Quintana |Staff Writer|
The federal budget failed to pass early October, because the “Grand Old Party” wanted to defund Obamacare once again.
Obamacare should not have been involved in the decision to pass the federal budget.
Obamacare should have been a separate issue from the budget altogether.
Republicans have made efforts to put a holt on Obamacare for a long time.
As the time came for a new federal budget to be created GOP seized an opportunity to defund Obamacare through; fear that a federal budget would not be passed, leading to a government shutdown.
USA Today explained, “the motivation House Republicans had in placing an amendment to defund Obamacare deep within the proposed federal budget.”
They also noted the aggression Republicans had in using the shutdown as an opportunity to be on the offensive to defund Obamacare.
Two CSUSB alumni gave their view on the government shutdown and of our politics in general.
“I think it is stupid and that the Republicans need to grow up and start being adults,” said Alora B., an alumni student.
“Obamacare was established to help people and instead the Republicans are using it as an excuse to hurt people and the economy.”
“I feel like there’s no one to blame, but ourselves,” said Wesley Davenport, recent alumni.
“We voted for these guys. On the other hand, our choices were pretty limited,” continued Davenport.
“There’s no rule that says we have to have a Republican or Democrat candidates.
Together, they are holding us back. Ron Paul 2016.”
The Huffington Post remarked on a speech President Obama gave during a campaign style visit in Liberty, MO. this past September.
The President placed blame of the shutdown on House Republicans and hinted at the GOP’s fault in causing the shutdown because of “not getting their way” in Washington.
Whatever happens in the next upcoming days, whether a budget is passed and the government resumes, fingers will be pointed towards someone to blame and give credit where it is needed.
What is important, and is often forgotten, that the government was created to help people.
This is something that was lost in the mail.
We as a society are so caught up in the frenzy of “who did what?” or “who fought who?” or “what did Justin Bieber tweet today?” that we don’t even notice when people, that are like us, are suffering, hungry, homeless, dirty, and ashamed.
We have forgotten how to help people.
Passing the budger is what needs to be done.
If anything, Obamacare should be a separate issue discussed by our governmental leaders on another day.
It should not be used as a bargaining chip, because people are waiting and some cannot wait any longer.
A compromise must be made so that the new budget can pass.
The governement needs to come together so that the shut down can end today.