Our View: How to End the Shutdown
Editorial - Anchorage Daily News - October 5, 2013
What we’d like to see
End the shutdown, pay our debts and take on work of governing
John Boehner meets with President Obama. He tells the president that he can and will put together the votes in the House of Representatives — even if it requires a bipartisan mix — to pass a continuing resolution to restore government operations, and then raise the debt ceiling to cover Uncle Sam’s obligations.
No strings. No delays, defunding or repeal for any part of Obamacare in return.
But, Boehner also makes clear that the Republicans will seek to amend or delay Obamacare as they believe necessary. Or, if Republicans feel little short of repeal will do, Boehner makes clear to the president that he and the Democrats own Obamacare, and that the GOP will go all out in an effort to keep the House and win the Senate in 2014 to move closer to repeal, point out every glitch and failure they can.
Fair enough. That’s hardball politics. Both sides play. But government functions, bills are paid and the American people can begin to believe that at least we have adults in charge