Obama should negotiate an end to the shutdown

While I am working 40 hours a week, I don’t know when I will be paid because I am an essential federal employee.

What am I supposed to tell my creditors – “Sorry, I have a full-time job, but am not getting paid because Congress can’t act together, so you get an IOU”? I don’t think they will like that. And my debt holders will raise my interest rates because I can’t pay my bills on time through no fault of mine. I am never late on my bills, but without a paycheck I can’t buy essentials right now, much less pay my bills.

Please, Congress, get your act together, because America is depending on you to do what is right.

The House of Representatives already sent four government funding bills to the Senate. Why won’t President Barack Obama negotiate and end this government shutdown?

A majority of Americans don’t want Obamacare. Even unions don’t want the law. If someone doesn’t want it then they are fined? That is crazy.

Even Congress doesn’t want to be under Obamacare. What kind of a message does that send to the American people?

The Obama administration awarded big business a delay. Small business was not.

It’s time for equality under the law. If it is good enough for Americans, then it must be good enough for Congress and Muslims.

Harry Reid is refusing to negotiate with House Republicans. He cares more about preserving the president’s legacy rather than protecting the American people.

Raelynn Miller