To the Editor:

On Oct. 7, 2013, Senator Mike Lee was quoted as saying, "The American people do not want Obamacare, and they are demanding that Washington act to protect them from the harmful effects of this unfortunate law. The president's response has been to ignore them, allow the government to shutdown, and then use his power to close national parks and monuments, stop paying veterans' benefits, and cut off cancer research.

"This is exactly why we should not expand the government's power over our health care choices. What power the government has, it will use - and misuse - to advance its own interests, even if that means punishing the American people along the way.

"The message behind the Administration's shutdown bullying is the same message sent by his IRS's abuses of political opponents: do what I say, or else. This is the abusive, partisan, unaccountable bureaucracy that, under Obamacare, will soon be running America's health care system." Senator Lee has hit the nail on the head. However, there's another nail to be hit.

Even if Obama were impeached over his many offenses against the American people, do we want the Congress, who have shown themselves to be accomplices in these heinous acts when they weren't committing their own, to be in control of our health care? I know I don't.

Clara Schoppe

St. Johnsbury


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