Re "After crisis, budget is next issue" (Page A1, Oct. 18): Why was the GOP and tea party threatening default? It wasn't really about Obamacare. It was about influencing the markets and about money.
Even though congressmen's investments are held in trust during their terms, they can still profit from holding up the federal government. What type of financial transactions did their family members, PACs and supporters make during these past two weeks? What stocks and bonds were sold and bought and when? Who told them what measures were in and when the vote would happen? What was the timing? More importantly what were the profits? Hopefully this can be investigated.
-- A.D. Dopson, Elk Grove