Weatherford Democrat

February 21, 2013

Letters to the Editor - Feb. 21, 2013

Weatherford Democrat

The Unaffordable Care Act

Dear Editor,

I would like to address a recent letter extolling the virtues of Obama Care. I respect the writer’s keen analysis and past employment as a health insurance salesman, but his partaking of copious amounts of the administration’s Kool-Aid has somewhat biased his analysis.

His professed stated knowledge of the 15,000-page document known as the Unaffordable Care Act revealed there is nothing to worry about. Well, please tell that to the individuals and families who have seen their rates go up already and the law is not even fully implemented. If he has read it why haven’t the politicians who pushed it through Congress read it? Remember the famous quote from Pelosi – “Congress will just have to vote for it to find out what’s in it.”

They know it’s not good for the country and they won’t read it so they can play dumb. Even the government bureaucrats charged with implementation cannot figure it out; parts of the law have been pushed out to this coming fall instead of the second quarter. My sister-in-law runs an insurance brokerage and has attended weeks of training on the finer points of Obamacare, but even the expert trainer admits he cannot make sense of some of it.

One thing is for sure – if you have health insurance through your employer you will be penalized for having it … well I should say docked a percentage that will be used to pay for others who don’t have insurance. So Obama gets you both ways; you are penalized for not having insurance and taxed for having health insurance! My, what a benevolent president we have. Every health insurance policy issued has a letter attached stating why their rates went up … care to guess why?

I finally asked her what full implementation will mean for insurance rates; right now everything is a moving target, but one thing is certain – cost is up! Remember the propaganda, “Affordable Health Care”… maybe for those who qualify for free health care, but for the rest of America you better buckle up – it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Now, as for myself I just received notification from my company warning me when benefit selection occurs in July be prepared for substantial increases in health care. Is this not contrary to what we were told over and over again ad nauseam?

Do not believe everything you read on a government document – it’s not only the politicians that lie.

Lonnie R. Williams, Weatherford

Consider the Galveston retirement plan

Dear Editor,

Can you believe that a Republican would take a drink of clean water, on national television? Senator Rubio made an excellent speech, but all the media can say about it is that he looked unprofessional.

President Obama has told his minions that Republicans want dirty water and air, so how could a Republican stoop so low as to drink anything other than dirty water. You can rest assured that every thing that President Obama says is the unadulterated truth, in his own mind and that of the lapdog liberal media.

The president said 6 million jobs have been created since he took office. My question is, if that many jobs have been created, why is the unemployment rate still hovering around 8 percent? The good people in Washington have drafted 13,000 pages of regulations to make your health care experience as miserable as only government can make it. There is no doubt in my mind that, they are going to make things so miserable, that folks will be so disgusted, they will beg for a government, single-payer plan.

That has been the plan from the beginning, so now that even the unions have understood that Obamacare is one big tax, maybe it is time to re-evaluate its arrival at a time when the already strapped U.S. consumer sees taxes rising their savings extinguished by inflation. If by some quirk of fate, health care became cheaper, taxes will still have to be raised to pay the bill. Just in case that you are not aware, the rich don’t have enough money to pay the bill, so the middle class that the liberals are going to help will get the tax shaft when all is said and done.

We don’t have the money to refuel an aircraft carrier, but we have money to provide free cell phones to folks that receive government subsidies. I don’t have a problem with folks getting help, but cell phones paid for by the taxpayers, is absurd. The more government programs, the more room for fraud.

Dr. Ben Carson said, “The best way to solve the health care problem is to give every newborn an electronic medical record, a Social Security number and a medical savings account.” I think that instead of a Social Security number, that when entering the workforce a private account be set up like the Galveston Texas retirement plan.

You say, how can a newborn fund a medical savings plan? By using the money wasted on things such as Solyndra, bailing out companies that are managed poorly and selling the airplane like Gov. Palin did when she became governor of Alaska. The sale of the plane and the savings on jet fuel would pay for a huge number of medical savings accounts.

By the way, with the Galveston retirement plan and the medical savings account, any amount that you don’t use goes to your heirs, instead of to politicians who can’t wait to spend other people’s money.

Richard Feuilly, Weatherford

Fair Tax will grow nation’s economy

Dear Editor,

Congress and President Obama continue to disagree on ways to fix our economy while avoiding the real solution. The income tax is the real culprit. It is driving business overseas to avoid its penalizing effects.

HR 25 – The Fair Tax Act – will change that. Every worker will receive their full paycheck without payroll taxes or income taxes deducted. Every business will not have to pay income tax or report any activities to the IRS. Imagine the effect of a consumption tax that will allow that to happen.

The economy is expected to grow by 10.5 percent the first year HR 25 is enacted. Exports are predicted to grow by 35 percent the first year. How is that for stimulus?

HR 25 has been shelved within the House Ways and Means Committee for many years. Dave Camp, the chairman of Ways and Means, has indicated they will be considering alternative tax proposals this year. He has assigned committees to study them.

The income tax lobby is the largest lobby in Washington D.C. Congressional members use it to buy votes and paybacks. It will take a grassroots movement to overcome that. Call your congressperson and demand they support the Fair Tax. See for more information.

Roy T. Newsom, Granbury