Letter: Sick and tired of John Boehner

To the Editor:

I am sick and tired of listening to John Boehner say “the President won’t negotiate” – and no one in the fourth estate has the courage to call “balderdash” on him, so I will: Balderdash!

There is nothing to negotiate. The Affordable Care Act was passed by both Houses of Congress, signed by the President, approved by the Supreme Court, and endorsed by the American people when we re-elected Barack Obama. It is the law.

A tiny majority of tea-bagger fringe extremists in thrall to the billionaire Koch brothers (major contributors to every bagger campaign, including Adam Kinzinger’s) is trying to negate that election, deny the will of the people, and to deprive Americans of needed benefits.

The spending bill that the Senate has passed would pass the House – if Boehner, the “Orange Weeper,” would call a vote.

Please call your Representatives and demand that they represent the interests of their constituents rather than those of the Koch brothers and pass a clean funding bill, and call Speaker Boehner to insist that he call a vote now!

To trash the economy by holding the people hostage while insisting the President surrender in a fight he has already won resoundingly is not only childish and irresponsable, it is dereliction of duty deserving of empeachment.

Peter Gerlach

DeKalb