We as a country are respected in our world views. We are allowed into other countries to force "the right thing" onto their people and support doing things the right way. We can't run our own country but we feel we can dictate to others the correct way to do things ? I beg of congress and you Mr. President, you who will continue to be paid while sending the US into a worse deficit than we are already in..... give up YOUR pay. All of your salaries should be collected during the shutdown and help offset the debt this shutdown will cause our country to endure. Healthcare for everyone is a great idea but it should be available to all not mandatory for all. Most current universal health care systems were implemented in the period following the Second World War as a process of health care reform, intended to make health care available to all, in the spirit of Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, signed by every country doing so. However, the USA did not ratify the social and economic rights sections, including Article 25's right to health. Let's follow the UK, Russia, New Zealand, and so many others as they did it the right way. "The Right Way", "The Right Thing To Do"...... Remember how you came to be in office, you were voted in. Let the people of the United States of America decide how we would like our healthcare to be provided. Don't tell us we will "Do The Right Thing" , when the country is divided by the rich and the poor, the Republican and the Democrats, those in power and those who have to live with the decisions those in power make. How respected can this country remain when we are pouting and stomping our feet instead of working together to reach a reasonable plan for our own people? Do the right thing, please.
Just the opinion of one American, Brad Ruth
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