E-mail letters, Sept. 4, 2010

Obamacare is not what it’s advertised to be

Dr. Michael Pramenko takes issue with those who call for the repeal of Obamacare in his Sept. 3 column. If it was about health care, as stated, instead of growing the size of the federal government, he might be right.

If our legislators knew what was in the bill before they signed it into law I might agree with him. If it would save money as we were told it would by supporters (Democrats only) then perhaps I’d side with him. However, the Congressional Budget Office has said it won’t, it’s going to cost more than advertised. As it is, I cannot support Obamacare, it should be denounced and shelved as a colossal mistake.

If, as stated, Obamacare is about health care then why does the bill provide for more than 16,000 new IRS agents. And, what does a health care bill have to do with the government taking over the student loan program?

Why follow Nancy Pelosi over a cliff with her shouting, “we have to pass this bill to find out what is in it”?  She has no clue about what is in Obamacare to this day. Should we blindly support that decision making process?

Finally, with respect to the money saving aspects of Obamacare. The CBO stated before the bill was signed into law that it would save health care money. That was meaningless because the bill was changed, then signed into law. After the signing the CBO stated that it would not save money but cost more than we were told. That was the meaningful conclusion, that is what should be the guide as to whether we should support the bill or not for cost savings reasons.  As an aside, ask yourself if you can think of any federal bill that actually cost what it was supposed to?  Can’t think of any, neither can I, they always cost more.

Obamacare should stopped by first kicking out of office anyone who voted for it, then defunding it, and finally repealing it.  It is a disaster.

RICK L. COLEMAN

Grand Junction

Beck is trying to lead this country back to honor

I guess I’m very glad that Denny Herzog is a retired executive editor of The Daily Sentinel after reading his totally leftist view editorial in which he savagely tears apart Glenn Beck.

Glenn Back is honestly afraid of the way this country is headed and trying to do his part to wake us up to the facts — yes, facts.

Apparently Denny Herzog gets his facts from a different source, perhaps the DNC or from the Chicago mafia group who are attempting to run the country.  Kudos to Glenn Beck for leading us to once again honor America and get things turned back in the right direction. God bless America.

LEE SMITH

Fruita

Outdoor symphony event was awesome

My husband and I went to the Symphony Under the Stars a few weeks ago. This is the second time we have gone, since being here for 34 years.  What a shame. The evening was beautiful. The bands were great, and the symphony was awesome.

I wish to thank each and every one of you that put on this great event. The only thing missing. I felt, was the World War II veterans. This was dedicated to them and I feel like, at the symphony they were not recognized as well as they could have been. It would have been nice if they stood, and we applauded, or if they sat and we stood, and applauded them.

The evening was wonderful and I thank you.

CAROLYN BRYANT

Grand Junction



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