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Carrollton Free Press Standard Letters to the Editor | Randy Miller

There are 16 comments on the Carrollton Free Press Standard story from Dec 11, 2013, titled Carrollton Free Press Standard Letters to the Editor | Randy Miller. In it, Carrollton Free Press Standard reports that:

To the Editor: Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare's chief architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top Congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance on the exchange.

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a choice

Dover, OH

#1 Dec 11, 2013
Missouri school district is hit with a $150,000 bill for Obama-care, other employers can see this coming their way. I see a stagnant economy and hirer unemployment down the road. Harry Reid will you hire me so I get an exemption.
a choice

Dover, OH

#2 Dec 11, 2013
That is higher unemployment I meant to say. The worse is yet to come and watch the spin misters come out. No one but Democrats voted and passed this law, it's all on them.
a choice

Uhrichsville, OH

#3 Dec 12, 2013
People are losing their life saving insurance due to Obama-care and the Democrats don't care. Why aren't they helping these people? They only care about their power and control over us.
ARES

Uhrichsville, OH

#4 Dec 12, 2013
I'm not a fan of forcing people to buy insurance (individual mandate. I believe that there are serious issues with the ACA. The roll out, the website, the broken promises, and the price tag of the ACA are all going to hurt the Democrats politically.

However, until the Republican Party can unite and come up with a better alternative to the ACA, we will all be stuck with this problematic plan. The Republican Party can still be the party of small government, low taxes, and a strong military, without being the party of NO. The Republican Party can't even agree on a budget deal that PAUL RYAN wrote. Enough is enough...

Just pitching criticism isn't going to fix the broken health care system and it isn't going to get rid of the individual mandates and the price of the ACA.

Come up with a better plan that doesn't step on the Constitution and sacrifice conservative principles and pitch the plan. Until you do that, just criticizing doesn't accomplish anything.
a choice

Dover, OH

#5 Dec 15, 2013
You are missing it ARES. This is all the Democrat doing, ramming it down the publics throat. How great is a bill when 60% of the populous don't want it and then, speaker of the house, a Democrat, says "we have to pass it to find out what's in it"? 85% were happy with what they had so you destroy it for everyone for a mere 15%, makes no sense. It would have been cheaper just to supplement the 15% and had left the rest of us alone. Cancer patients, and others having insurance for life saving treatments are loosing their insurance because of this law so how is this law better? People will be dying ARES and your Democrat friend don't care.

Do you think this bill would have passed if the President hadn't lied about it in the beginning? Why do you think the Democrats lost the House of Representatives in 2010. You must have forgotten the Republicans had no input in the making of the bill that became law, they we're not allowed in any of the meetings to develop it. They did have a plan and it was never looked at, it used the free market, which gave control 3982of health care to the people.

Control, that's what it's all about. Big government socialism to control us. Government is incapable of running an efficient, inexpensive health care plan. Government run healthcare does not work, and we are seeing unfold right before our eyes. But there are those that still have blinders on, only to want what's good for their party but not the people.
a choice

Dover, OH

#6 Dec 15, 2013
Yes the Republicans are saying no, what else can they do? The Democratic controlled Senate will not even take up any of their proposals, DOA. This is the first year we will have a budget in over 5 years why. the Republicans caved to the Democrats and healthcare to get one through. Remember the House has their hands tied with the Democrat controlled Senate and the Executive branch. The only thing they can say is no to bigger government. But too many have their heads in the sand. Just keep spending they say and worry about it down the road, over the cliff.
ARES

Uhrichsville, OH

#7 Dec 16, 2013
"A Choice"

I think you are the one who is missing the big picture. I think we both want the same things, but we differ on how to get there. Trying to "DEFUND OBAMACARE" with Tea Party candidates like Ted Cruze is foolish. He knew it wasn't going to work, it didn't work, and the government got shut down. No one wins! Being angry and pitching criticism is pointless.

Here is what works. Patients! The best ideas will win in the end. If small government, low taxes, strong military, deficit reduction and traditional family values are the best ideas, then the Republicans can win elections. If the Republicans can come together on issues that are popular with out in-fighting and sounding hateful, the 2014 and 2016 elections will be great for Republicans. If Republicans can win in 2014 and 2016, THEN pass laws to fix the broken health care system. THEN fix the problems with the ACA. THEN pass laws to allow insurance companies to sell insurance across state lines. THEN get rid of the individual mandates.

Trying to take short cuts and shutting down the government if foolish. In-fighting and sounding hateful is KILLING the Republican Party. Come together, win elections, THEN fix the ACA.

Pitching criticism is the equivalent of "spinning your wheels".
A Vet

Uhrichsville, OH

#8 Dec 17, 2013
The ultimate goal of the ACA is to have a single payer, the taxpayer, with no competition to lower the costs. The government would have total control of our healthcare and have the justification to dictate what we eat, drink and how we live. The system (law) needs to be scrapped and replaced by free market system where competition will bring down costs and increase higher standards in healthcare.

How do we do this? With the individual paying for their own heath care leaving out the middleman using health savings accounts. With no insurance companys or government involvement this will bring down costs of massive paperwork and and the middleman. The patient can shop around for the lowest costs which creats competition.

The ACA is destined to fail, it cannot be fixed. Without competition it will fail. The ACA is socioalized medicine, and it will never work ARES.

I would hope you would not want government running the most important thing in our lives, our health.
ARES

Uhrichsville, OH

#9 Dec 17, 2013
A Vet wrote:
The ultimate goal of the ACA is to have a single payer, the taxpayer, with no competition to lower the costs. The government would have total control of our healthcare and have the justification to dictate what we eat, drink and how we live. The system (law) needs to be scrapped and replaced by free market system where competition will bring down costs and increase higher standards in healthcare.
How do we do this? With the individual paying for their own heath care leaving out the middleman using health savings accounts. With no insurance companys or government involvement this will bring down costs of massive paperwork and and the middleman. The patient can shop around for the lowest costs which creats competition.
The ACA is destined to fail, it cannot be fixed. Without competition it will fail. The ACA is socioalized medicine, and it will never work ARES.
I would hope you would not want government running the most important thing in our lives, our health.
I agree with just about everything you said. The only thing I am saying is that it is a losing strategy for the Republicans to take short cuts and shut the government down via the Tea Party. The alternative that you laid out sounds fine, but instead of pitching an alternative, like you did, the Republicans continue to in-fight and criticize.

The 2014 and 2016 elections are the Republicans to lose. They will not be able to WIN if they can not come together on an ALTERNATIVE PLAN to fix the health care system that was failing before the implementation of the ACA. The moderates in the GOP and the TEA Party cannot individually beat a united Democratic Party. We must come together...

ďA house divided against itself cannot stand." - Abraham Lincoln
Frank25

Aurora, CO

#10 Dec 27, 2013
ARES - I don't think you have the full story. ACA was passed by Reconciliation, not normal House-Senate-President route. House passed a bill that later was added to another bill, which was approved and became law. Completely different subject. Senate took that house bill, removed the text, inserted text of ACA, and then squabbled all of 2009 (April to December) when they approved it on 24 December 2009. Did not let anyone add amendments, discuss it, and with majority in Senate approved it, trotted it to President who signed it on 10 January 2010. Reason Nancy Pelosi made statement of having to vote for it, to find out what was in it. It was not in bill they hijacked. Tell a lie enough and it becomes believable, especially when Democrats, Media, and President trumpet 'it's the law of the land'. No republicans ever voted or supported this bill. (by the way universal health care was first initiated in late 1700s, tried in FDR, Nixon, Clinton administrations, and others) and never received public support due to complexities in a Republic (Democracy). Works in other political countries, since government controls and forces it down throats. Even United Kingdom and Canada. Back to this, I grew up in Ohio and served 26 years military. I agree with Vet, who posted. With Medicare and TFL as 2nd payer, I was supposed to be clear. But I saw my regular provider 25 May, after United Health took over management of Medicare-Tricare 1 April, and they did not pay my provider. I called Medicare and Tricare, and contacted my provider. They cleared problem of MY PROVIDER NOT BEING RECOGNIZED BY UNITED. They evidently got the word, because on rebill, they did pay, but Medicare paid bulk of bill, Tricare paid smaller part. Complete reversal of past 7 years. Cooking the books to prove we seniors are too expensive, I believe. Come January a lot of folks are going to find they don't have insurance, or their providers are not approved. Think about this, and hold your media and politicians feet to the fire. They are not playing straight with us. I still have relatives and friends in Ohio, but live in Colorado now.
Ohio-Vietnam-vet

Cleveland, OH

#11 Jan 6, 2014
a choice wrote:
Yes the Republicans are saying no, what else can they do? The Democratic controlled Senate will not even take up any of their proposals, DOA. This is the first year we will have a budget in over 5 years why. the Republicans caved to the Democrats and healthcare to get one through. Remember the House has their hands tied with the Democrat controlled Senate and the Executive branch. The only thing they can say is no to bigger government. But too many have their heads in the sand. Just keep spending they say and worry about it down the road, over the cliff.
Hey, Randy, why are you hiding behind another name? WE KNOW IT'S YOU! Your pal, G.W. brain-damaged BUSH---a Republican, expanded the government like no Democrat ever had! He ran up a mega-trillion dollar deficit! HOW DUMB can you be to ignore that fact of history??? For the past umpteen years, you have been drinking the FOX kool-aid by the 55 gallon drum---it's obvious from your really dumb-azz comments. My guess is that you are living on another planet because anyone with an ounce of sense knows (1) The Richest People in our country have concentrated wealth in their pockets by ripping-off the Middle-class---THINK Waltons, Murdock, The Koch Brothers! They moved U.S. jobs to slave labor or near-slave labor countries (2) the Richest People in our country pay ZERO federal taxes by hiding their money in off-shore places like the Cayman Islands bank (Mitt Romney a perfect example) and (3) the top, biggest corporations in the U.S., like GE, Boeing and Martin Marietta PAY ZERO FEDERAL TAXES!!! In fact, they actually got a tax credit by loading up on the outrageous tax deductions that the Richest Americans got their paid-off Politicians in Congress to put into the tax laws. BOTTOM LINE: WHY don't you take 5 minutes out from watching the beauty queens on FOX and go to the local library. Get the FORBES magazine that has the Forbes 400 and see what has happened to money in this country. ALL OF THE FORBES 400 ARE BILLIONAIRES AND THE 6 WALTONS ARE HOARDING AT LEAST 40 BILLION WHILE PAYING THEIR WORKERS POVERTY WAGES! What about that don't you get? I really think you are one of those HOPELESSLY brain-washed lemmings who buy everything the Rat Party-T-baggers (created by the Koch Brothers---you idiot!) say.
Ohio-Vietnam-vet

Cleveland, OH

#12 Jan 6, 2014
Randy Miller---"Mr. FOX snooze lover", wouldn't know "dishonest and despicable" if he tripped over them. How about the Republicans in Congress who are millionaires, but don't think people who can't find a job need money for food and lodging? Mr. Miller has a nice warm home, food on the table and military healthcare, so he thinks that people who don't have what he's got are "moochers" and "free-loaders." I was stationed in Germany for 2 years in the 1960's. Everyone, EVERYONE, men, women and children, had health coverage---it was and is universal. See, the Europeans put people first, NOT PROFIT and GREED, like here. Our healthcare system went into Greed-mode when the insurance companies got their fingers in the process. TIME magazine had an interesting investigation recently of "non-profit" hospitals. Many were charging over a dollar for one aspirin! And, their CEO's are getting paid mega-millions. They turn a lot of sick people away!!! But Mr. Randy Miller can't see any of that since he's been blinded for decades by the FOX-Far-Right-Wing goo in his eyes and brain. Randy's attitude can be boiled-down to, "HEY, I got mine, just try to get yours!" Well, Randy, WWJD? You and millions of Republican lemmings think and act exactly 180 degrees away from what Jesus taught about caring for the sick, the elderly and the Poor. Get out a Bible and read the Sermon on the Mount and then STOP with the Greed-mongering you constantly spew. It's been sickening for many years.
Ohio-Vietnam-vet

Strongsville, OH

#13 Jan 8, 2014
a choice wrote:
You are missing it ARES. This is all the Democrat doing, ramming it down the publics throat. How great is a bill when 60% of the populous don't want it and then, speaker of the house, a Democrat, says "we have to pass it to find out what's in it"? 85% were happy with what they had so you destroy it for everyone for a mere 15%, makes no sense. It would have been cheaper just to supplement the 15% and had left the rest of us alone. Cancer patients, and others having insurance for life saving treatments are loosing their insurance because of this law so how is this law better? People will be dying ARES and your Democrat friend don't care.
Do you think this bill would have passed if the President hadn't lied about it in the beginning? Why do you think the Democrats lost the House of Representatives in 2010. You must have forgotten the Republicans had no input in the making of the bill that became law, they we're not allowed in any of the meetings to develop it. They did have a plan and it was never looked at, it used the free market, which gave control 3982of health care to the people.
Control, that's what it's all about. Big government socialism to control us. Government is incapable of running an efficient, inexpensive health care plan. Government run healthcare does not work, and we are seeing unfold right before our eyes. But there are those that still have blinders on, only to want what's good for their party but not the people.
SUPER DUMB comments on your part! MEDICARE has been working beautifully for many decades! Social Security is the absolute best system ever devised to make sure elderly people have enough money to live comfortably. OK, you can't live like a king on SS, but it was never meant to be for Kings! I paid into it for about 44 years and my wife paid into it for about 28 years. We are getting a total of $2,200 a month! It's beautiful! BTW, Randy, if you don't want your SS because it's "socialism", I'll gladly take the check. BTW, Jesus was a socialist by simple definition. Remember, he chased the greedy money changers out of the Temple! He said that rich people would have a lot of trouble getting into Heaven. If you don't believe it, get out a Bible and start reading the New Testament.
a choice

Dover, OH

#14 Jan 14, 2014
So it's ok to have a double standard, that is what the letter from Randy Miller was about.
why

Joplin, MO

#15 Jan 21, 2014
Ohio-Vietnam-vet shouldnt you add "era" to your screen name? right after the word vietnam
A Vet

Uhrichsville, OH

#16 Jan 22, 2014
Or North Vietnam vet.

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