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Letter: Not the government’s job to support us




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October 9, 2013 | 1,608 views | 5 comments

Editor:

Re: Don’t arbitrarily dismiss ACA, Oct. 2

How many of you know that government workers, labor unions, and all of our representatives are exempt from Obamacare? I’m not being “cold hearted” as one of the letters to the editor expounds. I’m being realistic. I was raised in extreme poverty and as an adult worked two or three jobs because, in my opinion, I understand one very important thing: It’s not the job of the government to support and sustain us, our children, or our grandchildren. It’s our job and we all need to start doing just that.

The government is supposed to represent our decisions, not set up a system for the elite (themselves, the lobbyists, and the government workers). If they want to pass laws, they should be those that all of us have to follow (and in the meantime, since when do our elected officials get away with not paying federal income tax?).

I have the greatest admiration for Sen. Ted Cruz (oh, I’d love to see him as the next president of the United States and am proud of this Texas senator) and his filibuster and a great deal of contempt for those, be they Democrat or Republican, who are whining about those like Cruz who understand and actually listen to the desires of their constituents. After all, that is what they are elected to do. This division and whining is not about what their constituents desire, but huffing and puffing so as to win votes.

These same people who we voted to represent us, even if they serve only one term of office, are paid for the rest of their lives! When they die, their relatives are paid a death benefit as well. It’s akin to working at a job for four years, leaving that job but still being paid for a job they are no longer doing, and this needs to stop!

Hey, people, do some research on what has and is going on and raise a stink about it! Vote for term limits and end the representatives’ pay when they leave office. Stop these “sweetheart” deals with the labor unions and other lobbyists. Stop drinking the Kool-Aid and make an effort to educate yourself as to what is really going on. And let Obama and Reid go blue in the face; we wouldn’t put up with such behavior with children, and we sure shouldn’t put up with it as adults!

LINDA WILLIS-RIOJAS

Somerset
 

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Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
October 10, 2013 10:45am
 
Facts, That was a 'procedural' vote you moron. That's not voting with anyone on an issue. It just allows the bill to proceed to amendment status.

 
Facts only please  
TX  
October 10, 2013 10:27am
 
FACTS will remain the facts. He should have voted NO and stood his ground.

 
Making the choice  
St. Hedwig  
October 9, 2013 3:47pm
 
Well stated Linda. It has always been about those willing to accept responsiblity for themselves, and those that are not. Nothing more, nothing less. Facts, get a grip, your posting old news just to rattle some cages. 9/25 ... More ›

 
Facts only please  
TX  
October 9, 2013 12:47pm
 
Surprise! Obamacare foe Cruz votes with Democrats on spending plan!!! Still support him? Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/25/politics/shutdown-showdown/index.html

 
Harold  
Equatorial Guinea, West Africa  
October 9, 2013 10:24am
 
Well said Linda, thank you.

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