To the editor of THE EAGLE:
Let’s face it, the government shutdown caused by the tea party congressmen in the U.S. House of Representatives is not really about "Obamacare," as they say it is, it’s all about the money. It’s always "about the economy, stupid!" These guys in Congress couldn’t care less about President Obama or "Obamacare." This whole thing is an end run, a smoke screen or a disinformation campaign.
By refusing to send a spending bill to the president they are closing down the economy. That will create financial problems for people retired or working, not rich folks. But, when their real bosses on Wall Street order them to act and end the shutdown, they will obey. That’s because they and their "constituents" will not stand for any stocks or other Wall Street losses.
That’s the bottom line here. It’s all about the money. TOM KING