Thomas Sowell correct: Senate shut government down

November 9, 2013 

The Oct. 20 full-page document by Dr. Thomas Sowell should be repeated in the education section for all citizens to read and learn the way our government functions: the House and the Senate as designated by our Constitution.

Yes, it was a paid ad and was expensive to those placing it; it was not to sell anything nor to benefit those that paid for it but hopefully would serve for the good of all those that did read it.

Dr. Sowell is a shining example of what America is about. He was born in North Carolina, moved to New York, grew up in Harlem, quit high school, left home early, difficult years followed, eventually joined the Marine Corps, served as photographer documenting the war in Korea, and when out of the service, he set his feet on the pathway of education.

Entering Harvard, he studied the science that became his passion and his profession: economics. He graduated magna cum laude.

For those who missed page 14B on Oct. 20, the title was "Who Shut Down the Government?" It is education for both Democrats, Republicans and independents.

"The House of Representatives voted all the money required to keep all the government activities going -- except for ObamaCare."

"It is the job of the House and their right to grant or withhold money and can decide whether or not they want to spend money on some activity. Regardless of whether ObamaCare is good, bad is a matter of opinion by citizens, but the day that the House sent the budget bill to the Senate, it went without funding for it."

Who shut the government down lay with the Senate.

Thank you, Dr. Sowell, for setting the record straight!

If in doubt, check the Congressional Record and better still read the Constitution!

Wylene Graham

Bradenton

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