I am writing to ask you to do all you can to oppose the threat to close down the federal government and/or not raise the debt ceiling. This threat holds my family’s and the nation’s economic well-being hostage. Both the Affordable Health Care Act and the budgets that resulted in the debts incurred by the federal government were passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by the president. It is not appropriate to seek to overturn these legitimate decisions by legislative terrorism.
My daughter, now five months pregnant, works in a FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center), which depends on federal funds to stay open. I am retired and living off a pension and 401k and IRA portfolios that are heavily invested in federal debt, i.e., U.S. bonds. My hometown, Moab, will virtually close down if both the national parks that support our tourist industry are closed.
Please urge your colleagues to put our nation’s well being before their ideology and distaste of the AHCA and our nation’s debt. To fail to do so will result in untold harm to individuals, families and our nation.