Editor’s note: This letter is in response to "New representation needed in Congress," a letter that appeared on this page on Oct. 21.

Editor’s note: This letter is in response to "New representation needed in Congress," a letter that appeared on this page on Oct. 21.


Just to present an alternative view, the House of Representatives under Republicans voted to approve all the money to run government activities except Obamacare. Proof of this is in the Congressional record.


The Constitution of the U.S. says the House of Representatives must originate spending bills. Therefore they have a right to decide what to spend money on. Even though Obamacare is the "law of the land" and Supreme Court approved, the division of powers denotes that each government branch can decide it’s course of action despite the decisions of other branches.


If the president and Senate majority leader chose not to accept funding for government activities without inclusion of Obamacare then it is their right, but also their responsibility. The claim that denying specific funding to change government policy is a new and illegal tactic is false.


Check out the practice of legislative appropriation in history. The biggest falsehood tossed around lately is that government would not be able to pay on the national debt if the debt limit increase was not approved. Tax revenue in excess of what is needed to pay the interest on the debt still comes in monthly.


Thank God for the Tea Partiers. They seem to be the only keepers of their campaign promises to try and eliminate this legislation.