Three reasons why the GOP isn't obstructionist

Written by Rosa Colucci on .

I'm afraid that letter writer Andrew W. Miklos Jr. is unaware of three important facts in his portrayal of the GOP as the party of obstruction ("The GOP Has Become the Obstructionist Party," July 25).

First, as a substantial minority in the House and the Senate, they really can't obstruct anything.

Second, a majority of Americans are not in favor of the present health bill and its costs, which leads a number of Democrats to oppose the bill.

Third, the number of 47 million uninsured is a manufactured number which includes at least 10 million illegal aliens, 20 million people between the ages of 18 and 35 who have opted not to purchase insurance and about 10 million people who are temporarily not insured because of various reasons and will be insured within a year.

The chronically uninsured number is about 10 million, which makes their problems solvable in a lot of other ways than remaking our health-care industry. But I do think that any health-care plan should (must) include the president and all members of government.

Upper St. Clair


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