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Updated: May 30, 2013 2:07PM



There’s no truth involved
in Obamacare statements

In reply to a previous letter, I checked with Fact-checker and Snopes.com and there was no confirmation of any of the GOP Congressmen giving back their pay or their health insurance or submitting to random drug or alcohol tests in protest of the federal budget or Obamacare.

I wish these “Conservative Christians” or “TeaPublicans” or whatever they prefer to call themselves would check their facts instead of just going out babbling garbage. Just because you tell a lie often enough does not make it true.

This is also true of Obamacare causing Medicare Supplemental Insurance rates to rise. My husband and I have different plans and neither one of our plans have risen since the Affordable Care Act went into effect. If yours did, it is due to greedy insurance companies, not the Affordable Care Act. Stop putting all the blame on the president and put it where it really belongs: On the 1 percent of greedy Americans who think it is just fine to make their billions off the backs of the rest of the hard-working middle-class Americans.

Dodie Nolan

St. John

For a democracy, the losers sure get a lot of power

I don’t know what kind of government we have in the U.S. We have, by design, severe unequal representation in the “filibustering” Senate. Our elections are “filtered” by the electoral college that installed Mr. “Mission Accomplished” in power even though he lost the popular vote by over 400,000 votes. The Supreme Court denied a recount vote in Florida that may have declared Gore the winner.  

The Republicans now control the House even though they had 1.5 million fewer votes than the Democrats in the last election. Our “fungible” soldiers, according to Rumsfeld, have been forced to stay in the service past their agreed to enlistment periods.

The great majority of Americans want some type of assault rifle legislation but the Republicans are not interested in their opinion. This is a democracy?

Robert Rusbasan

Dyer

One argument against gay marriage doesn’t make sense

Since gay marriage is such a hot-button issue in this country lately, I offer this opinion on the subject: Opponents of gay marriage say the main reason for the institution of marriage is to reproduce.

That is a valid argument in my book, but what do you do with heterosexual couples who have no intention of having children? Do we not allow them to marry either?

Most people who are against gay marriage have no answer for that question when I pose it to them.

Jeff Swanson

Everett, Wash.



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