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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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    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

  • Letter: Anderson's annexed areas still lack business On July 10, 2014, at the Anderson City Council meeting, the executor of the estate was shut off from speaking, because she did not live in Adams Township, and the person from Adams Township tried to get up and speak was not allowed to. The council rushed the vote for zoning the land for business.

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  • Letter: Birth control, abortion should be woman's choice Why are Republicans so gung-ho on restricting birth control and abortion? That's easy. Republican legislators are so unpopular because they don't legislate and literally block all bills that would help the middle and lower income classes.

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  • Letter: Wall Street should not be in politics Talk about corruption, ponzi schemes, we're looking at you, Wall Street, controlling the prices of our food, gasoline and clothing we must buy and about every company in America — while trashing President Obama, the Affordable Health Care Plan, along with every Democrat, to influence our elections, at the same time.

    July 17, 2014

  • Letter: 23 Relay for Life teams raised $40,000 As chairs of this year's American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Madison County, we would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support.

    July 17, 2014

  • Letter: Ritz under attack by state education board I attended the Indiana State Board of Education meeting in Indianapolis on Wednesday, July 9, and was genuinely disturbed by what I saw.

    July 17, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Dispatchers should not lose wages, benefits In regard to the plan to combine the city and county dispatch centers to one unit: Since this has come up it has pointed out a shameful tragedy of a group of employees in a life-saving unit of government. The city's emergency dispatch operators haven't had a pay raise in about 10 years.

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