I would like to take exception to Michael Staudinger's letter on Nov. 12, "Why support GOP?" Surely he isn't seriously blaming the Republicans for the government shutdown? How many continuing resolutions did the House send to the Senate just to have the Democrat leadership turn them down without even a vote? Who was it that declared that there was no compromise whatsoever? Why were continuing resolutions even necessary? Don't we have an annual budget? Doesn't the Constitution require one? Who hasn't presented a budget in more than four years?
The Republicans aren't the problem, the Democratic Party is the problem. The question should be why would anyone support the Democrats? The Democratic administration lied about the Affordable Care Act. The Democratic administration lied about Benghazi. The Democratic administration lied about Fast and Furious. I urge all of my fellow Mid-Columbians to continue supporting Republicans.
DAVE FREEPONS, Kennewick