Letters: You first, Washington

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) summed it up. If Obamacare is so good, then how come the people who wrote and passed it don’t want it or won’t purchase it for themselves? Being on it makes it an easier sell to the rest of us.

If someone tells you the bridge is safe and you can cross it, but refuses to go first, that is not very comforting. Lead the way, Washington. Show us the way. You are elected to lead and show by example. This is a start. Obama should be the first one to sign up.

Danny Andropoli, via email

Want to know how to stop all this government shutdown budgetary nonsense in Washington?

Simple: Mandate that in the event of a government shutdown, the first federal employees who stop getting paid are our senators and congressmen. Watch how quickly they can find common ground.

Bruce A. Bennett, via email


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