Re "Blueprint aimed to derail health act" (Page A1, Oct. 6): House Speaker John Boehner and most of the Republicans have no idea what most Americans want. We want affordable health care, and we want it now! That the Republican Party would stoop so low as to close down the government in an attempt to defy a properly enacted law is outrageous. Abraham Lincoln must be rolling in his grave to see his party fall so far.
Affordable health care is not an idea President Barack Obama invented, it is what the people want. He championed it, and many of us thank him and Congress for passing the Affordable Care Act three years ago. This democratically crafted law was upheld by the U. S. Supreme Court. That's how our system of government is supposed to work.
The shutdown is bad for business, damaging the economy and wreaking havoc with countless programs and services. Congress must sit down, work it out and get it done.
-- Jennifer Sommer, Davis