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Letter: Two political parties contrasted




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Editor:

Democratic Party:

Immigration Reform -- Congress provide a path to citizenship for those contributing to the economy.

A Living Wage -- Congress pass a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour.

Medicaid Expansion -- Texas should accept federal funds paid 100 percent under the Affordable Care Act.

Non-discrimination -- Everyone has equal rights concerning pay, housing, etc.

Republican Party

Religious Freedom -- Allow prayer in public places

Second Amendment Rights -- Expand locations where allowed to carry guns.

Franchise Tax -- Eliminate tax to encourage business growth.

Welfare Reform -- Persons on welfare should be tested for drugs to receive benefits.

No Lawmaker Exceptions -- All elected officials and staff should be subject to the same rules as ordinary constituents.

Obamacare -- The Affordable Care Act should be repealed.

Note: The Texas governor refused to accept Medicaid Expansion even though it is 100 percent federally financed and they propose repealing Obamacare -- Texas has the highest number of uninsured persons of all the states -- Republican proposal would mean if a person is born with an illness that cannot be cured, one is without insurance lifetime. Which means those without insurance go to a hospital ER and taxpayers (you and I) pick up the tab!

Concerning the Affordable Care Act, both the Senate and the House and the president and the Supreme Court acted in favor of it. Now many millions have signed up to take advantage of its provisions. In my opinion, it is time to forget the word repeal!

JUSTIN SZALWINSKI SR.

Falls City
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
May 5, 2014 5:59pm
 
LPwilson..... Will Lupe be escorting the Partain group. LOL.... Will the watch party be enjoying a live feed from a drone ? :-)

 
LPwilson.org  
A click away  
May 5, 2014 3:19pm
 
Wilson County will be a Stop for Kathie Glass and Johnny Partain. There is also a watch party planned for the announced. NSA Protest Rally in San Antonio. To attend the Wilson County event or the watch party TEXT MESSAGE 484-832-5087 ht ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
April 25, 2014 5:53am
 
Justin......one question. Does the ACA add or detract from your freedom to to live your life without government intrusion ?

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
April 24, 2014 7:05am
 
Justin....Under the ACA, those who do not pay their payments for ACA plans will be covered by the insurance companies for 30 days but the remaining 60 days allowed for these deadbeats will be the responsibility of the providers. ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 23, 2014 6:18am
 
Bob Pritts.....Your convoluted explanation concerning the ruling of the Supreme Court on the constitutionally of the ACA mandate rivals the examples of the "Common Core" examination questions flooding the web. ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 23, 2014 6:13am
 
Bob Pritts.....You convoluted explanation concerning the ruling of the Supreme Court on the constitutionally of the ACA mandate rivals the examples of the "Common Core" examination examples flooding the web. ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 22, 2014 5:27pm
 
Bob Pritts....So you had to dance the complete song before you decided it was a waltz. Unbelievable...

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 22, 2014 5:13pm
 
Bob....I guess someone ought to tell the Federal appeals court in D.C not to bother scheduling a hearing on the appeal by the Pacific Legal Foundation Forgive them Lord, for they know not what Pritts knows. :-)

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
April 22, 2014 2:40pm
 
Grouch, Surprise. Surprise. We disagree again! You said, "The court ruled it (the ACA) Constitutional because they considered it a tax". Wrong. They didn't consider it a tax until Chief Justice Roberts ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 22, 2014 11:59am
 
JUSTIN.....Concerning ACA mandate and the resulting penalty for non-compliance being upheld by the Supreme court. The court ruled it constitutional because they considered it a tax. Since all tax (revenue) bills must originate ... More ›

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