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Overnight Update


October 10, 2013

Viewpoint: Affordable Care Act should be defunded

The Affordable Care Act was passed into law by Democratic majority in both the Senate and House and not one Republican vote was cast for it. It withstood challenges in court as Supreme Justice Roberts changed the law by calling it a tax. If the law that was presented to the Supreme Court was judged on the original wordage it would have failed passage, as the federal government has never had nor should ever have the right to force American citizens to purchase health care or anything else.

So what is the Senate doing by stalling the budgeting and protecting President Obama?

Answer: Wasting time, diverting the attention of lack of jobs, increased welfare rolls, health care exemptions for all his cronies just to mention a few. Whatever you think of the Affordable Care Act, it’s the law of the land. Wrong. It can be defunded and when most people see what it will cost them in the end they too will be against it. The message Obama keeps delivering to the tea party and all Republicans is “I will not negotiate.” In other words, it’s my way or the highway.

Don’t forget, the Affordable Care Act was written during Obama’s first term, and the Republicans were told we had to pass it before finding out what was in the bill. I thought all laws had to be read before becoming law, but not in Obama’s case as the majority in both House and Senate were Democrat.

The recent launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace, a key provision of the ACA, is tangled in red tape and even impossible to get online to start the process. The website has been down more than it has been up, and the Democrats have had three years to get it organized and working. Tell me how they can run this health care system when they can’t figure out how to get a letter from point A to B without losing money and that doesn’t involve anything critical like our doctors, medical issues, drugs and, in some cases, our lives.

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  • Letter: New glass ceiling is $12 an hour All those libertarians, tea party, conservatives (dupes of the rich) are leading America's middle class and poor into poverty and depression.

    August 1, 2014

  • Letter: Constitution, laws being trampled Nancy Pelosi said, "When it comes to protecting the children I'm a lioness!" Too bad that doesn't include the babies who are ripped from the womb. How ironic to hear the progressive liberals talk of compassion for illegals while killing our own.

    August 1, 2014

  • Letter: Liberal says 'illegal' should be taboo Did you see where a well-known liberal wants to do away with the "I" word? 'I' as in "illegal."

    August 1, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Panhandlers give wrong impression of our city First of all, let me start off by saying that I have as much empathy and compassion for those less fortunate as the next person.

    July 31, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Voters, especially seniors, should ask questions It’s that time of year again. Kids are getting ready for school, corporations are reviewing their semi annual reports and — yes — many seniors are filling out their absentee ballots. Some are voting because they are fed up with the status quo, some out of habit and some because they feel it is their civic duty.

    July 29, 2014

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    July 26, 2014

  • Letter: Dr. David and Kay Mares are local treasures Throughout history we have had treasures that were not appreciated until years or centuries after their time. The lost art of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The terra cotta men of China. Vincent Van Gogh was a failing, starving artist in his time. Now his works are some of the world’s most valued. Madison County has a prize of its own that should be recognized in its time.

    July 24, 2014

  • Letter: Reservoir promotion has circus approach P.T. Barnum is starting his tour to promote the reservoir by going to all the towns surrounding the dream. Rob Sparks is this town's P.T. Barnum.

    July 24, 2014

  • Letter: Repentance is key to surviving times What happens to a nation that refuses to repent before God? What happens to a nation that had strong Christian beginnings, but now more closely resembles Sodom and Gomorrah?

    July 24, 2014

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