Our job is to tell our story and what a story it is! The Republican Party is the party of policies that promote strong families, businesses, national defense, and personal accountability. We believe that smaller government that leaves our dollars in our pockets is better for our country. We believe that all life is precious. We believe that laws matter and they apply to all of us equally.
So as you wonder what you can do to make a difference, just stay positive and tell our story. It’s not about our opposition, it’s about us. Join with grassroots activists at Republican Party and Republican Women’s meetings. The calendar at parkertxgop.org has local events. Join me in telling the Republican story, and let’s win in 2014!
Zan Prince, Weatherford
I will be happy to answer Mr. Picou’s questions listed in his Sept. 29 letter to the editor.
The reason large group medical plans were given an additional year to fully comply with the Affordable Healthcare Act is that those large plans already comply with almost all requirements of the AHA. Congress has a large-group health plan, as do all federal employees, which will only make very minor adjustments in one year, and nobody with group health insurance is required to buy insurance from the state or federal exchanges.
Mr. Picou’s selection of unsubstantiated, dreamed-up huge rate increases for young people have not been experienced by any published rates for 2013-14. The exact opposite is true, rates that have actually been published are lower than projections and nothing like these pie in the sky rate increases Mr. Picou lists.
Mr. Picou’s assertions that employers are hiring more part-time employees have nothing to do with Obamacare. The surge in part-time jobs was a result of the Bush recession and the predictable employer reluctance to hire full time when the Republican House has been doing everything in their power to delay the recovery. It appears the Tea Party crowd in the House is willing to do great harm to jobs just to keep the president and the Democratic Party from getting credit for the ongoing recovery.