Answers to Ms. Abby's questions (in letter to the editor) concerning the letter I wrote, published Oct. 3, on the federal budget and Obamacare:
Answer to question 1: Section 7 of Article 1. All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills.
Note: The Senate concurs or amends, but does not originate. The bill must pass by vote of both Houses.
Reid would not allow debate or vote on the resolutions sent to the Senate.The word extortion, not present in the Constitution, is in the eyes of the beholder (depending on political philosophy).
In my opinion, extortion was present when a socialist majority of both houses made possible billions of dollars in apportions to the senator from Nebraska (needing his vote to pass Obamacare).
Answer to Question 2 on Mitt Romney defeat (he did win Indiana): There are too many variables, not enough space on this page.
In my opinion, the biggest reason is that many people believe government can provide better than themselves.
As for people's acceptance of Obamacare, I wonder how you and others will feel about it once you have obeyed the command and follow a law passed in 2009 without one Republican vote.
To add to the discussion, the Constitution is 33 pages long, a book fitting in the back pocket of a man's pants.
The length of the Obamacare document? I have lost count. It is being increased with regulations as we speak. It is thousands of pages and would be difficult for a average man to carry.
As for your quotes from Harry Reid (Democrat) and the New York Times (liberal press), I could offer many opposite (Republican) and conservative quotes. But, again, there's not enough space.