Sunday, October 20, 2013
An Open Letter of Senator Ted Cruz
Dear Senator Ted Cruz:
Please be quiet. Your plot to shut down the government and cause the full faith and credit of the U.S. to default to force the repeal and/or to defund Obama care has failed. Please stop saying the American people want Obamacare repealed. IT IS NOT TRUE! There are the majority of us that want Obamacare in this country. That is why President Obama was re-elected.
You represent only a thimbleful of people in this country. Yes, that thimbleful may want Obamacare repealed but they are a small minority in Texas. They do not speak for and do not represent the entire country. I realized you are the"hero" to these people in Texas, but to the rest of the country you are the "devil."
I am from Ohio, and there are many here and throughout the the other states in the U.S. who welcome Obamacare. It is high time that everyone in this country is covered medically. I for one am tired of paying the medical bills through my premiums, doctor bills, and hospital stay costs to cover those with no medical insurance. Medical insurance and care is not a privilege - it is a human right, and it is high time this country join the rest of the countries of the world and compassionately cover everyone.
Even those of us who want Obamacare are not happy with everything in it. But, we are willing to COMPROMISE to have it, and realize we cannot have it all our way. If it was up to me, I would prefer a single payer medical insurance for everyone. Medicare for everyone in the country would be fine with me.
Although you work for the constituents that you represent, you have a higher responsibility to work with others in congress in the give and take of passing legislation, paying our country's bills and working together for the betterment of the country as a whole, not just your area of Texas. You are an embarrassment to the rest of the Republican party.
Where are your ideas for the betterment of this country? Where is your positive leadership? So far, all I have seen and heard from you is negative. You want to destroy and tear apart instead of build. Your only focus is to destroy Obamacare, but you don't offer anything in its place. If you are so brilliant, why haven't you come up with the Republican version of medical insurance for everyone?
You have come across as as foolish buffoon to the rest of the country and the world. You would rather see our government shut down, our country default, throw our economy and the world economy into a tailspin to get your way. That is not governing a nation. You have a duty and a responsibility to also work with your party and congress to govern this nation. This is not the time to be a maverick when we have so many problems to be solved in congress. We need unity not division. United we stand; divided we fall.
Copyright (c) 2013 Suzannah Wolf Walker