Re "Looks like extortion" (Letters, Oct. 10): The fact is that the House of Representatives has passed bills to fund the federal government except for "Obamacare." The Senate controlled by the Democrats will not pass these bills, and the President has said he would veto this funding.
So who is shutting down the government? This is all because the Democrats shoved a bill down the throats of Americans that they did not want. Today the majority of this country still does not want Obamacare. This is democracy in action with the House enacting the will of the majority.
-- Richard Wilder, Rocklin