Letters to the Editor - Letters

Letters to the Editor - Letters

There are 36 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Nov 25, 2009, titled Letters to the Editor - Letters. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Nine months ago, Hawaii's congressional delegation voted unanimously along party lines in favor of a nearly $787 billion federal stimulus bill -- a big reason the federal budget deficit is now four times what it was in 2008.

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Curious

Silver Spring, MD

#21 Nov 25, 2009
Reading Francis'comment about "Spending money at home...." got me thinking. How much of the funds spent on the war efforts (Iraq and Afghanistan) actually goes and stays overseas? There is payroll, some of which is spent overseas but much of which stays within our borders. Certainly there is a significant amount of aid given to the foreign governments and then there are the consumables...munitions, equipment, supplies, etc. So the question is how much of those funds actually "stays" and drives the U.S. economy?
Canard

Port Angeles, WA

#22 Nov 25, 2009
The American Way wrote:
Francis, thank you for our Fourth Grade analysis of a very complicated topic. Did it ever cross your mind that getting out might cost a lot more in the long run? Letting the Taliban return to power and become a haven for future terrorists to train for attacks on U.S. soil?
Your comment is juvenile and shows little understanding of the situation. Maybe we should get out; but only if we put a lot more thought into it than you have.
Why don't you just have your screen name "I just about disagree with everything that the liberals say". Your's isn't "the American way". It may be what half the country sides with, but the other half totally disagrees with you.
willie

Plymouth, MI

#23 Nov 25, 2009
Curious wrote:
Reading Francis'comment about "Spending money at home...." got me thinking. How much of the funds spent on the war efforts (Iraq and Afghanistan) actually goes and stays overseas? There is payroll, some of which is spent overseas but much of which stays within our borders. Certainly there is a significant amount of aid given to the foreign governments and then there are the consumables...munitions, equipment, supplies, etc. So the question is how much of those funds actually "stays" and drives the U.S. economy?
Don't confuse a great rant with facts, what's wrong with you anyway? lol
wendell

United States

#24 Nov 25, 2009
Curious wrote:
Reading Francis'comment about "Spending money at home...." got me thinking. How much of the funds spent on the war efforts (Iraq and Afghanistan) actually goes and stays overseas? There is payroll, some of which is spent overseas but much of which stays within our borders.

Certainly there is a significant amount of aid given to the foreign governments and then there are the consumables...munitions, equipment, supplies, etc. So the question is how much of those funds actually "stays" and drives the U.S. economy?
Probably the bulk of the money "stays" here.
uwantchange

Hilo, HI

#25 Nov 25, 2009
ah a a a a a a Obama's thoughts .
Mike

United States

#26 Nov 25, 2009
Obama is just a fresh, young rookie puppet that the fat cat CEOs love to control.
Joe The Vice President

Lihue, HI

#27 Nov 25, 2009
To those Obama supporters that thought we would be getting out of Afghanistan and not further in........sorry our bad.

Hopey, Changey, Trusty.......xoxo...Joe "Pluggsy" O'Biden
Joe The Vice President

Lihue, HI

#28 Nov 25, 2009
Now that Algore's (aka Woodhead) global warming hoax has been exposed (Climategate) I would remind readers that I never believed him in the first place, and I knew was just a scam to get Americans to demand that we raise their taxes. Sorry, my Red Phone (direct from the White House) is ringing, more later.........
Joe The Vice President

Lihue, HI

#29 Nov 25, 2009
Now that I've had a chance to get my mind right, I must say that Albert Gore is the most brilliant scientist to come along in my lifetime and that any whistle blower exposed e-mails must be a hoax.

In fact the climate is warming so fast, that sweat is breaking out on my forehead right now.

Hopey, Changey, Sweaty.....xoxo....Joe "Pluggsy" O'Biden.
Fisherman

Honolulu, HI

#30 Nov 25, 2009
Joe The Vice President wrote:
Now that I've had a chance to get my mind right, I must say that Albert Gore is the most brilliant scientist to come along in my lifetime and that any whistle blower exposed e-mails must be a hoax.
In fact the climate is warming so fast, that sweat is breaking out on my forehead right now.
Hopey, Changey, Sweaty.....xoxo....Joe "Pluggsy" O'Biden.
That was pretty funny.
I take back my plugged up toilet joke.
Joe The Vice President

Lihue, HI

#31 Nov 26, 2009
Fisherman wrote:
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That was pretty funny.
I take back my plugged up toilet joke.
I also take responsibility for the plugged up toilet at the White House.........hey, I like Mexican Food so sue me.
Hawaii 50

Nashville, TN

#32 Nov 26, 2009
Joe The Vice President wrote:
Now that Algore's (aka Woodhead) global warming hoax has been exposed (Climategate) I would remind readers that I never believed him in the first place, and I knew was just a scam to get Americans to demand that we raise their taxes. Sorry, my Red Phone (direct from the White House) is ringing, more later.........
Your "Red Phone" is ringing alright. It's the one from WalMart and it's the "suicide prevention center" on the line, returning your call.
Jean

AOL

#33 Nov 26, 2009
Sally,

You are correct in your thinking. If fact, I started poking around to see how well this HC is working in Europe and Canada.

Something no one has seemed to mention is: these countries have had this system for so long, they have nothing to compare it to. They don't realize the amazing Drs. and Hospitals we have here.
In the US we have the highest survival rate for cancer.
Mortality has gone up 52% in Germany, 88% in England, 9% in Canada.
England's breast cancer has soared more than 80% last 30 years.
Canada still has 1.2 million looking for a Dr.
Sale of private Ins. for basic services is forbidden.
Their lead Drs. admits the system is imploding.
Cost per year is $1200 per person in taxes. A family with 2 children is $5000.
Britain has admited their system is not perfect and they are now rationing care.
Switzerland says theirs is under a strain, and there is no ER's for the uncovered for the system in play.
Sweden is considering private insurance again.
Heart surgery there private hosp.-2 weeks
Heart surgery ther public hospital-15-25 weeks.
Hip surgery private 10 weeks.
Hip surgery public 1 year.

The Netherlands, ah yes, They do practice euthanasia and some Drs. practice non-voluntary euthanasia.
I could go on and on, but I think you can get the picture.
According to the Spectator, for the 46 million here w/o insurance.
9.7 million are not citizens
14 million eligible for medicaid
17.6 million have an income of over $50,000 and just opted out.
That leaves around 5 million that only need insurance here and yet this admistration is arrogant enough to think disrupting the entire nation, including the 230 million HAPPY with their insurance is the way to go.
This should prove to the sane person, this isn't about HC for the people at all, but a take-over of our rights to make these decisions for ourselves.
We did not put these bozos into office to delve into our personal lives and make these decisions for us.
Is there problem with the system, yes, the insurance companies, which can be controlled by letting competition be opened up. the attorneys, which need to be muzzled, the unions, that are driving up the prices for all. They are the ones that will gain from all this, and yet, they remain silent, letting the WH do their dirty work.
If they want to cover the 5-10 million that need coverage, fine, let them get their own house in order first and balance the books and cut back on expenses. Take care of the fraud in medicare and medicaid and cover those people.
Tell them to take care of the corruption they have brought into this WH.
Tell them to bring back manufacturing to this country for everything we need. Electronics, cars, food, clothing, utilities. Let us drill for oil here, while finding alternative ways for power.
Tell them to stop dictating to other countries as to what they may or may not do in their own countries.
Bringing back manufacturing, will bring back the jobs and the economy will right itself on it's own. Not taxing the people to balance the books.
Sarah for Pres

Tampa, FL

#36 Nov 26, 2009
Joe The Vice President wrote:
To those Obama supporters that thought we would be getting out of Afghanistan and not further in........sorry our bad.
Hopey, Changey, Trusty.......xoxo...Joe "Pluggsy" O'Biden
Joey hon. You can go deep on me any day you betcha!
Sarah for Pres

Tampa, FL

#37 Nov 26, 2009
Pearl City Senior wrote:
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Replace Bush with Clinton and you'll have your history correct.
No hon. You can replace Bush with a head stone and it would be true.*wink*
Clancey

Nashville, TN

#39 Nov 26, 2009
local wrote:
if we are going to stay in afgan. the united states shud use all force. such as bomb them to hell.like they told us during the vietnam war, "war is hell"..the russians gave up in afgan. after 7 years of war..vietnam had 58,000
"kia" numbers..
I agree, Take the freaking gloves off and fire up the bombers and lay the wood to them. That is the only thing they understand, quit playing with them.

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