Letter: The Obama shutdown
The Left keeps going to ludicrous excess in its efforts to promote the “Republican shutdown” of the federal government, when it should obviously and appropriately be labeled the “Obama shutdown.”
Among the dumb examples of how government employees and services will be savaged, not to mention the starving of “the children,” is the threat to cancel the football schedules of the service academies. What!
As a former volunteer Blue and Gold officer for the U.S. Naval Academy, I have long been aware that funding for athletics at USNA is not provided by the government but by the Naval Academy Athletic Association.
Your readers can go online and read the following: “The Naval Academy Athletic Association is not a government agency or instrumentality and is not a part of the USNA or the United States Government
. . . . In addition (the NAAA) makes all arrangements for approximately 1,500 student athletes who are members of Navy sport teams for competition either in Annapolis or on the road.”
Obama is not only being disingenuous but, as he has shown throughout his tenure, dishonest as well. Therefore, I have deliberately not used his official title. Respect has to be earned.
WILLIAM V. LUTI