To the Editor:
The Oct. 8 presidential news conference that was supposed to outline the steps necessary for the government to proceed with business as usual was nothing more than “politics as usual.”
The president mentioned “compromise” as a civil and logical way to move forward, and insisted that the budget be brought to his desk without any concessions to the opposition.
Those of you who attempt to sign up for The Affordable Health Care Act (“Obamacare”) realize there is a lot more to this enigma than they are telling you.
Obamacare is not only confusing to sign up for, it is not well thought out, and there are pitifully few politicians or government appointees who can explain the process.
These are not dullards; these are good people who don’t know the answers.
What the heck is wrong with delay in implementation as requested by the Republicans?
Even in flight school, pilots use simulators and aircraft less sophisticated than the one which the candidate pilots will eventually fly.
You need to develop skill sets and muscle memory to fly a high-performance aircraft with acceptable chances of success.
Yet we are asked to make a maiden flight on a F-22 without a clue as to what the instrument panel is for, or how to even open the canopy.
However, we are being told: go fly that sucker so we can see what it does.
Nancy Pelosi stated the awful truth when she said, “We have to pass the bill, so we can see what’s in it.”
Are we so indoctrinated in our political mindset that we cannot act responsibly?
Your answer is obvious if you look at the misrepresentation of those who request a gradual implementation of this most costly government program in the history of our republic.
Grandmother’s ‘letter’ regarding ‘Obamacare’ found to be untrue
To the Editor:
Mr. Moore’s letter (re: Un-affordable Care Act) published on Sunday (Oct. 6 KDH) stopped me in mid-sip of my morning coffee.
I’m fairly well read, though not an expert (or even a confirmed supporter) on ACA, but I was shocked that the “grandmother in her 60s” with an income base (base?) of “45K to 55K annually” had, after choosing “Tier 2 ‘Silver Plan” a yearly deductible of “$13,988.”
Staggering to my trusty laptop, I began my research.
Forty-three seconds later I had my answer: http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/penalty.asp.
Now, if Mr. Moore’s forwarding of this “mostly false” (according to Snopes) letter was the innocent oversight of someone ideologically opposed to ACA, this can be understood.
But if not an oversight, this represents the emotional villainy or outright disinformation that some folks choose to use to debate the issue: good old-fashioned scare tactics.
As the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan is alleged to have put it: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”