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True government a balancing act

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From page A10 | March 16, 2014 |

It appears to this 89-year-old veteran that the president is not being treated fairly, so I would like to offer some questions about the Republican ideas. Do you think that:

  1. Privatizing Social Security is a good idea?
  2. Abolishing Medicare and submitting a voucher in its place is a good idea?
  3. Passing voter ID laws that make voting more difficult for the poor, the aged and minorities is the American way?
  4. Billionaires should be able to secretly funnel money through quasi-charitable organizations, and by doing so, bury any opposition to their wants under a tsunami of money?
  5. Lowering the tax rates for the wealthy will improve the employment picture? Why didn’t it work after the Bush tax cuts?
  6. Unions are really bad? Is it a good thing that before unions, 10- to 12-year-old kids could get a job in the factory? Workers put in 12-hour days, and overtime, vacations and compensation for on-the-job injuries was only a distant dream.
  7. Is it fair or even sane to block the president’s suggestions to improve the country’s infrastructure and create jobs and then accuse him of doing nothing, while offering nothing in its place?
  8. Compromise is really bad, and it should be avoided at all costs? Remember, compromise was the means by which our Founding Fathers created our Constitution.

Wouldn’t it make a great deal of sense if there was less combat to the death and a good dose of compromise? I fear that there are many working against their own and our country’s best interests.

Wilbur Sunday

Fairfield

Letter to the Editor

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  • The MisterMarch 16, 2014 - 9:05 am

    You best be careful, Wilbur. Judging by your age, you might be considered a useless eater and not worthy of medical care costing more than your vote is worth. Obamacare has death panels already in action to determine your worth to the government. There's your current balancing act... which way will the scales tip for you, Wilber?

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  • Mike KirchubelMarch 16, 2014 - 9:47 am

    So, mister smarty pants, what would you disagree with in Mr. Sunday's letter? Or are you simply interested in exposing your ignorance about Obamacare?

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  • The MisterMarch 16, 2014 - 10:24 am

    Mike, are you saying that there are not Obamacare panels that decide if one gets a particular treatment based upon such things as their age or other condition? Reports are already out where current cancer patients can no longer be treated. You want a hip replacement and your 75 years old... won't happen unless you are politically connected. Just as with socialized medicine in Canada, or with unconventional cancer treatment in the US, it will be illegal for healthcare provides to treat you even if you pay in cash. Because you want unapproved treatment for yourself or a loved-one AND can pay for it, you are now a criminal. Welcome to reality, Mike. We've been waiting for you.

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  • CD BrooksMarch 16, 2014 - 10:38 am

    This Mister, you really should stop with the nonsense. I can tolerate some of your conspiracy lunacy but now you're reciting from bogus chain email. WHOOPS! There goes what you might have fantasized as your credibility.

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  • The MisterMarch 16, 2014 - 11:20 am

    Like I said elsewhere, Seedy, please join us... reality has room for one more.

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  • Long Time Fairfield residentMarch 16, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    Every healthcare organization has to make decisions on what amout of money to spend on people. What do you think?

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  • The MisterMarch 16, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    What happens when you have Food Insurance. You no longer pay for food (yeah!) because food is deemed a right by the government and will be supplied by the government. Now you don't get to choose the best food for yourself based on your preference for nutrition, taste, custom or whatever. A government food panel will make those decisions and you'll have no say in the matter. Maybe you're not picky and maybe you don't have a food allergy and the food the panel gives you makes you happy enough. But what if you don't like eating beans and you would like a bit of meat once in a while... or maybe government cheese makes you break out... too bad. You get what someone else says you get because you gave up your right to choose when you made yourself dependent on someone else to pay. Same with Obamacare... you give up your rights when you let someone else pay.

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