Printed Letters: June 11, 2017
Our prosperity tied to Trump’s success
I saw a recent poll that showed more than 50 percent of us think President Trump was involved with the Russians during his election campaign. It’s amazing that it’s only 50 percent when 90 percent of the media has been trying to make this connection since his election.
So where’s the evidence? There is no connection.
I’m no fan of President Trump when he’s a tweeter bird. It makes it tougher to promote his successes. At the top of my list is his appointment of Colorado’s own Justice Gorsuch. The president is also doing a good job of bushwhacking the regulation overgrowth that chokes economic growth and kills jobs.
President Trump is working with Congress to replace Obamacare. The poison pill is the expansion of Medicaid, with the Feds picking up 100 percent of the tab (used to be more like 50/50). Medicaid is the second highest budget outlay in most state’s budgets, so of course even some Republican governors like more federal funding. The fix will actually be affordable and provide more choices. Nobody will be left to die. To say that is deceitful. I think the uninsurable should be the direct responsibility of government. They should not be put on the backs of the young and healthy as they are in Obamacare. Keeping Obamacare is not an option. Sorry to inform you it has been put in hospice care.
Tax reform will be next and cutting taxes is popular. Lots of real news to focus on. The success of President Trump ties directly to our prosperity. Supporting our president is supporting our country.
DAVID A KEARSLEY
Elected representatives need your input on health care
We (the people) are not giving our elected representatives any guidance regarding what we want with regard to health care. They desperately need our input. They cannot agree what kind of health care is required for us, what it should cost, what it should cover, who it should cover, etc.
To date, our representatives govern by example. They have shown us (by example) what the health care in this country should be like. Ask your elected representatives the following questions.
1. What does your plan cover?
2. What does it cost you?
3. Are pre-existing conditions covered?
4. Are you still covered after you leave office?
5. For how long?
6. Who pays for it?
7. Are the citizens who fought and died for you getting the same coverage you enjoy?
8. Are the citizens who pay for your health care getting the same coverage you enjoy?
Why not? We want to know. You have until the next election to respond.
Urge Gardner to retain and improve Affordable Care Act
Voters and citizens, do everything you can to stand up for your loved ones, whether they are relatives, neighbors, or friends and inform your senator to retain the ACA on healthcare. Democrats are more than willing to improve the Affordable Care Act, as more than 20 million Americans who did not have access to affordable healthcare have access now. Rural hospitals such as those in our community will be shut down. Our beloved neighbors and friends will lose affordable healthcare, and many will die or lose everything they own to save their lives. We need to “love our neighbor as we love ourselves.”
Contact Sen. Gardner today. Also, it wouldn’t be a waste of your time to contact Rep. Tipton as this legislation may return to the House for further negotiations. We are capable of compassion and it is time that we use it.
VALERIE L. ETTER
American flag disrespected on Fourth of July
As a patriot, veteran, and son of immigrant parents, I have been upset by the ways in which the flag of the United States is disrespected.
This was clearly evident in the most recent Fourth of July Parade. The U.S. Flag provides guidance of when, where, and how to display the flag. It also describes the ways in which the flag should not be used.
There was one example in the parade of a vehicle with the flag draped over the top. The Code specifically states in paragraph 7 – Position and manner of display – section 7.b.: “The flag should not be draped over the hood, top, sides, or back of a vehicle…” There were numerous examples of the flag being incorporated into part or all of clothing by spectators young and old. In the Code, paragraph 8 – Respect for the Flag – section 8.d. “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery…” Those who did so in and around the parade may not realize that their disrespectful conduct was the equivalent of dragging the flag through mud or burning it.