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Letters to the Editor, June 27

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Updated: July 30, 2013 7:31AM



Fence is not a realistic
solution for U.S. border

Dear Mr. Woodrow Wilcox,

It is much easier to build and monitor a fence in Israel than the U.S. — Israel is smaller than California.

Stanley Holmes

Winfield

Get ready for your health
insurance premiums to rise

Led by Obama, the Democrats rammed through Obama Care behind closed doors without any Republican input allowed.

Republicans have complained all along that Obama Care will be too expensive.

Ohio just completed an independent study of the effect of Obama Care on health care premiums. The result is that premiums are going to go up an average of 88 percent for Ohio citizens.

The Democrats in Congress realize that Obama Care is going to drive up health care premiums for their own Congressional staffs. They are now concerned that their staffs will not be able to afford health care insurance.

So the Democrats are secretly trying to find out how they can subsidize these premiums for their employees.

Now, Max Baucus, a Democratic Senator who was one of the authors of Obama Care, says the implementation of Obama Care will be a train wreck.

Will Democrats subsidize your increased premiums?

Tony Sulewski Sr.

Crown Point

Endorsement of using Gary airport as racetrack

I read with interest the letter from Mr. Taylor regarding Gary’s airport being turned into a race track.

I think it is a wonderful idea and would finally bring some money instead of grants to Gary.

The idea of converting it into a nuclear waste dump was a close second.

A movie set for the new TV series “Wasteland Goes Toxic” finished third.

Will Struggard

Lowell

Time to tax some nonprofits

We have an estimated 2 million nonprofit organizations in our nation. Annual income for these groups is about $1.6 trillion yearly.

Over the last 100 years, a hodgepodge of laws granting tax exemptions has evolved.

It’s been suggested we allow tax exemptions for nonprofits that serve as an alternative to the governmental sector and can demonstrate that existing budgets of specific government agencies and programs will be reduced as a result of nonprofit activities.

For the remaining nonprofits, a 10 percent excise tax could generate about $130 billion dollars annually. Let us put all of our taxing cards on the table. No one is excluded.

Carl A. Benacky

Dyer



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