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August 22, 2013

Viewpoint: Indiana has worst health care system in country

Gov. Mike Pence tells us about the large surplus of our tax dollars the state has. He forgot to mention some other large surpluses the state has. It has a huge surplus of hungry children, a large surplus of unemployed workers, an extra large surplus of citizens in the state with no health care insurance and he is working hard to keep it that way. His healthy Indiana plan is a product of the big insurance companies; it’s not worth the paper it’s written on. Indiana has the worst Medicaid and health care system in the country. The big insurance companies and their campaign money control the live-or-die health care system in Indiana.

Gov. Pence still has a surplus of scandal left over from the Daniels administration to clear up. Gov. Mitch Daniels told his representative to censor all those books about liberal alternatives so the people of this state will not know this old conservative government has been a 50-year failure in this state.

The Congress needs to forget all the other health care plans and vote Medicare for all. All of the citizens would be covered by the Medicare Health plan that would bring 40 to 50 million people that do not have insurance paying into the Medicare Health Plan, with a price they could afford. With a Medicare-for-all plan, hundreds of thousands of people would retire in the country, opening up jobs for others. Medicare has been in effect since 1965 — it works well. The conservatives in Congress do not want us to have any health care plan.

The Republicans control the House of Representatives with John Boehner as Speaker of the House. A typical meeting, the speaker will call the house to order, so conservative Republican members sitting there with a Bible in one hip pocket and a half pint of Calvert in the other can criticize the president. After we do that, we will adjourn and head for the cocktail lounge. With all the salaries, the office staff and all the other cost, it cost the taxpayers close to one billion dollars a year to run Congress. What do we get for our money?

The Speaker of the House sets the work schedule. The Republicans set the work schedule at 22 weeks out of a 52-week year. That’s all the Congress will work at a salary of $200,000 a year, counting benefits and other goodies. This Congress is a public embarrassment to the United States of America.

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    July 26, 2014

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    July 24, 2014

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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.

    July 22, 2014

  • 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.

    July 22, 2014

  • Bannon, Tom Viewpoint: Paramount is an investment that is paying dividends About 25 years ago the citizens of Anderson made a decision that would have a long lasting impact on the community. Instead of saving the old Paramount Theatre, which had fallen into serious disrepair, it was decided that the easy and prudent decision was to get rid of the building to create additional downtown parking. Shortly after the Paramount came down, the community got rid of another abandoned structure when the old Carnegie Building, which was the former home of the Anderson Public Library, was torn down.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

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