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October 14, 2013

Majority rule Dear editor: I do not hold to the view that the majority should rule as M.C. does....

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st0newa11

Oct-15-13 8:22 AM

"BTW, the debt ceiling and sequestration are every bit as much the LAW OF THE LAND as Obamacare." ...and two people disagreed. We know what side they're on. "We will NOT negotiate."

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st0newa11

Oct-15-13 8:20 AM

"If you would check the actual history, the Senate had previously sent funding bills to the House many times, which were rejected. When this happens, a compromise committee is set up." Do you mean by the people who said, "We will NOT negotiate."? So much for compromise, yet again, it's all the GOP's fault.

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st0newa11

Oct-15-13 8:17 AM

"The founders were extremely wise and forward thinking." What they did NOT count on was "professional" politicians. Back when the nation was young, representatives HATED to be elected. They had to leave their farms, businesses and loved ones, and SACRIFICE to SERVE their constituency. Today, career elected folk are in it for the extravagant compensation and exorbitant benefits. NONE really care about the nation. They are above the common man. (Me, ObamaCare? Yeah right!) They will do and say anything to remain in power. Automatic annual pay raises, unless they vote them down. PLEASE find one time when that happened. The problem is that the pros have promised and delivered so many freebees that the dumb proletariat keep them in seats of power. Term limits might cure this, but that would mean cutting their own throats. Never happen.

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guessagain

Oct-14-13 6:07 PM

If this is a "Federal" law, what do the states have to do with it? Go back to my question: What will the "max" amount be? I understand that the least amount is for the taxpayers to pick up the bill (LOL) and if I don't have insurance I can be fined.

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BrookP

Oct-14-13 6:05 PM

Heydrich, your figuring would be wrong. The founders were extremely wise and forward thinking. They laid out a government that would represent the people, yet protect individual's rights. They knew that a government run by one person's religion would stomp on individual rights, so they prevented that. And, they allowed for this wonderful document to be updated with amendments by "the people," to improve it. Obviously, you are referring to my comments about the bible and the quran. Please note that they are nothing like our Constitution. And, thank goodness our Constitution is nothing like them.

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BrookP

Oct-14-13 5:56 PM

guessagain, your question cannot possibly be answered in a paragraph or two, here. You really need to research online. Each state's rate will be different, depending on how many insurance companies there are in the state to compete with each other. And, yes, there are several different levels of coverage.

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guessagain

Oct-14-13 5:30 PM

The one question I would like an answer to: What is the cost of buying this health insurance. I have heard it is a slide scale, depends on what you want for a deductible. I have seen ads and such on the benefits and how great it is, but not one word on the cost. Why? Does any one know how much it is. What is the least amount and how high it goes?

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Heydrich

Oct-14-13 2:38 PM

BrookP, in your eyes I figured the founders were just a bunch of unsophisticated 300 year old men who wrote a handful of ridiculous, 240 year-old outdated documents which are now irrelevant due to modern research. Oh yes, everyone is SOOOOO much wiser today (wink, wink). Excuse me now please, I believe I'm going to be ill.

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BrookP

Oct-14-13 1:16 PM

Roundup, we do not have a democracy. We have a representative republic with a written constitution and three branches of government for checks and balances. The neat thing about the a representative republic is that we protect the rights of the minority/individual over the majority's decisions. Yes, decisions are made based on a majority vote, but if the constitutional interpretation deems the vote harms individual rights, the vote is overruled. In a true democracy, the minority would always be at the mercy of the majority, and could be constantly oppressed. Our forefathers, and me, found that distasteful and unfair, so we have a representative republic. The forefathers were very wise.

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BrookP

Oct-14-13 1:09 PM

stonewall, you seem to be only reading one side's propoganda. If you would check the actual history, the Senate had previously sent funding bills to the House many times, which were rejected. When this happens, a compromise committee is set up. The House has refused to do this, several times. Now that they've closed the government, the House wants a compromise committee. If they have gone to committee a year ago, we wouldn't be closed down, now. Also, they now want to pick and choose certain funding to make themselves look good. It is clear the House is the cause of the gov't shutdown. The Senate refused the cherry-picking funding and blackmail over the Affordable Care Act, which by the way isn't directly funded by the federal budget.

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st0newa11

Oct-14-13 10:45 AM

BTW, the debt ceiling and sequestration are every bit as much the LAW OF THE LAND as Obamacare.

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st0newa11

Oct-14-13 10:43 AM

To those in the Senate's pocket, what is YOUR plan to solve our spending/debt fiasco? Seriously, what is your plan? Ignoring it and hoping it will go away on its own won't work. I'm listening...

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st0newa11

Oct-14-13 10:40 AM

“They say 'it is my way or the highway'". And what did Mr Ob say, "I will not negotiate." Yet this is ALL THE GOP's FAULT. The left's game plan is just to scream as loudly as possible, call the GOP names, fabricate lies and scare tactics, ignore the undeniable truth and hope that the public buys it...and the nation be damned!

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st0newa11

Oct-14-13 10:32 AM

“Our country is in a full blown fiscal crisis manufactured by the Tea party wing of the Republican Party” Pure hogwash. Somebody has to inject sanity and put the brakes on runaway spending. Liberal Socialists don't like it. They want to spend our country into oblivion. Stand your ground GOP. My grandchildren are depending on you.

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dubedit

Oct-14-13 10:13 AM

Religious plaques don't belong in public buildings in the first place. They belong in other buildings. We call those "churches."

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