Re "Looks like extortion" (Letters, Oct. 10): I am amazed at the tone of the letter writers who blame the GOP for the partial shutdown of the government. The House has presented several bills that would end the shutdown but Democratic leader Harry Reid will not let them go to the Senate.
President Barack Obama has, without legal authority, given business a one-year delay in implementing "Obamacare" and has exempted Congress from this program that is supposed to be so wonderful for everyone. How does that promote the fairness that the president is always claiming he wants?
The Democrats' "my way or the highway" attitude is what has caused the shutdown.
-- Derald Langwell, Rancho Cordova