By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
It's the law
what the Republican Party doesn't seem to get when it comes to Obamacare: Congress enacted it. The president signed it. The Supreme Court upheld
it. And the voters, in re-electing its architect by a wide margin,
declared their approval of it.
It now is time for the GOP members of the
House to get out of the way, let the law take effect and stop trying to
use it as a bargaining chip to satisfy their own leanings rather than
those of the people they represent.
Jeremy Schiffres has been the city editor at the Daily and Sunday Freeman in Kingston, N.Y., since late 1990. He joined the Freeman in early 1988 as a copy editor. A native of Rochester and a graduate of SUNY College at Buffalo, Schiffres' previous newspaper gigs were at The Niagara Gazette in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and The Saratogian in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. If you want to keep his attention, be sure to talk about Buffalo-area sports teams, the highs and lows of Elton John's music career or the finer points of making chili -- or just challenge him to a game of Scrabble. Schiffres, 50, lives in Kingston with his wife, Rhona. Their 19-year-old son, Marc, is a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology.