Letters to the editor, Oct. 28
Hernando TodayJust the facts
Published: October 28, 2012
Published: October 28, 2012
This letter is addressed to the Democrats and liberals. I challenge them to be fair, if that is at all possible.
The following has transpired during President Obama's term:
The first thing he did was go on a world tour to apologize for America, and let no chance escape him to blame everything on the previous administration.
He promised to initiate legislation for immigration reform in his first year. He has not. In fact, the only thing he's done on immigration was to sue one of our own states.
He promised to close Gitmo. He has not.
He promised to work with both parties, to bring our country together. Oh yeah?
He rammed through a health care bill that is unpopular with the majority of Americans.
He rammed through a $780 billion stimulus package that has done nothing for our economy.
We have had an 8 percent plus unemployment rate for 43 straight months. It has dropped to "only" 7.8 percent recently with the help of some fuzzy math.
Over 23 million Americans are still out of work.
The people on food stamps went from 32 million to 47 million under this president.
The failure of Solyndra and other green energy businesses has cost us millions of taxpayer dollars.
His Attorney General has been found in contempt of Congress because of the "Fast and Furious" scandal.
While the PM of Israel has pleaded to sit down with him, President Obama had no time to speak with the head of our closest ally in the Middle East. He did have the time that week, however, to appear on "The View," and the "David Letterman Show."
Our ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans were murdered there, on the anniversary of 9/11, and this president blamed it on everything from a mob gone bad, to a video. He sent out representatives to tell us this because he was too busy campaigning in Las Vegas.
These are the major problems for this president. There were many more, too many to mention, if I have any hope of getting this letter printed.
So, my challenge to the Democrats and liberals is to tell me, with a straight face, that you would not be screaming your heads off had this presidential record belonged to a Republican president. Oh, please, don't even try to answer this. We know what hypocrites you all are.
Wake up seniors
I am one of many senior Floridians who is on Managed Care (HMO) Medical Insurance. I know you feel safe because all the cuts (716 billion) in Medicare have not affected you yet.
AARP came out for Obamacare because they will sell a lot of insurance once all the rules in Obamacare are activated. This will not occur till after the election, (purposely). AARP reported that at least 500 billion will come out of Managed Care, taken away from providers, which means they will have to increase charges and cut benefits to us.
This is being hidden from you and Obama has even given Managed Care an extra $800 for each client to stay in the market through 2013. This will all stop in 2014. The Managed Care Program will have no choice. The whole preventive care program will die. Under Obamacare you will be fined $1,200 per year if you do not have insurance.
Under Obamacare there will be 15-man board to decide whether you will be allowed treatment. An example, they have already changed transplant rules: formerly first come first served.
Now they decide eligibility based on your age and how long a life you could have with transplant, which means seniors would no longer get transplants. Obama said it would lower costs but they are going up daily. The good features have already kicked in. The bad features will not start until 2014 that will be too late to stop it with Obama in charge.
It creates 159 new agencies and at least 1,500 new jobs in IRS, (they are the enforcers). Do your own research and find out how Obamacare will affect you before you vote on Nov. 6.
Ask your doctor about the future cuts in Managed Care. My doctor said he will no longer accept Medicare as the payments will be too low!
Again please do your research and find out how these changes will affect you, don't sit back and allow all this to happen. You have to fight for your future and security. We are the generation that has always worked hard and stood up to the fight when we have too.