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October 4, 2013

Oct. 4, 2013: Letters to the editor

Americans will rise against Obamacare

The first days of Obamacare are upon us. The vast majority of Americans now or will soon recognize the profusion of problems with this 20,000-plus-page monstrosity.

The administration is begging young people to jump on the bandwagon (bearing much of the financial burden) and sign up for coverage. Surprise, Mr. President, your words and actions, in the past months, have turned off the very groups that put you in office for a second term. You have even managed to alienate the union supporters.

As this law now stands, I predict within the next year the American people will have suffered so horribly from Obamacare’s drastic increase in insurance costs, invasion of our privacy, contradictory rules, excessive taxes, unjustified fines, loss of chosen doctors and health providers, and life-ending decisions by the Death Panel, they will rise up en masse and demand Congress stop our suffering. Maybe even demand term limits.

Or, to stop the misery for American citizens, Congress will wisely override Obama’s numerous illegal Obamacare exemptions for the likes of big business, selected educator and labor groups, members of Congress and the White House staff. Let them utilize the outstanding benefits (Obama’s words) of his “affordable” health care law, just like we in the president’s middle and lower classes will be forced to do.

Are you listening, Sen. Reid?

John Paul

Warren

EPA plan will raise your electric bill

The strict carbon emission limits recently proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will mean higher electric bills for business and residential consumers. The warranted outrage over this latest maneuver, which comes with no evidence of improving overall air quality, was plentiful and came from various corners. A few examples:

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.: “I strongly believe there is a way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, protect our environment and our health, while at the same time make sure we are not excessively burdening the Hoosier families and businesses that rely on affordable power. The regulations proposed fail to meet this basic, common-sense objective.”

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