Urge Bipartisan Cooperation in Congress: Pass a Sensible Budget Now


Target: United States Congress

Goal: Avoid a government shutdown and pass a sensible budget in Congress

The federal budget is set to be determined by the end of September, 2013 – that is, as long as members of Congress are cooperative and willing to work together. Some members, however, have suggested that they will refuse to agree with any sort of budget unless the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, is officially defunded. This unfair and prejudiced threat will only harm American citizens and result in a government shutdown. Urge our Congress to behave like mature adults and come to agreement on a federal budget by the end of September.

Because a politician’s job often requires compromise in order to benefit the citizens of the United States, he or she must work together with fellow representatives to find compromise even if personally opposed to certain laws. Sadly, the many conservatives who dislike Obamacare feel angered because they dislike President Obama himself, and as such have been easily indoctrinated to believe that his views on healthcare are socialist – a truth that is undeniable considering the overwhelming approval rate for universal healthcare among Republicans when it was introduced by Governor Mitt Romney in Massachusetts in 2006.

Regardless of the way some politicians may feel about universal healthcare, Obamacare has passed the House, passed the Senate, and has been signed into law by the President of the United States. Not every representative will agree with it – this is inevitable. But the attempt to sabotage a law and risk a government shutdown is simply childish, and such irresponsible behavior does not belong in a Congress. Whining and refusing to cooperate will not make a problem go away.

Obamacare has the potential to help millions of American citizens, and even save the lives of those who could not otherwise afford care. All people, rich or poor, deserve the right to obtain medical assistance when they require it. This is not socialism, it is a basic right. Tell our members of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, that bipartisan agreement is essential, and that we cannot afford a government shutdown. The United States Congress must pass a sensible federal budget.


Dear members of the United States Congress,

By the end of September, 2013, bipartisan members of the United States Congress must agree on a federal budget. It has become public knowledge, however, that some members are planning a final attempt to sabotage the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, by refusing to cooperate with their fellow Congress members. These desperate few politicians have suggested that they will not agree on any kind of budget unless Obamacare is completely defunded. This prejudiced threat is childish, and it puts the government at risk of a shutdown.

Universal healthcare is legislation that many believe will benefit millions of Americans and even save the lives of those who otherwise could not obtain medical care. The fact that some representatives will not be in favor of this law is both inevitable and inconsequential. Therefore, I urge every member of Congress to work to avoid a government shutdown by cooperating, negotiating, and reaching a sensible federal budget.


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