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November 7, 2013

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Obamacare must end

Obamacare must end

Dear Editor,

The Patient Affordable Care and Protection Act is destroying our health-care system. Policy costs and deductibles are rising for most Americans who have had health insurance in the past. The one-size-fits-all new policies are not what Americans want or need.

Doctors are changing professions because of the regulations. The PPACA is destroying our health care and health insurance in the United States. Delay the individual mandate. Defund The PPACA. Americans overwhelmingly don’t want it.

President Obama, are you listening?

Linda J. Rogers, Azle

They preserved my rights

Dear Editor,

The statement for my ad valorem taxes came in the mail this past week, and like many of my fellow citizens, I had some thoughts about what those monies were being used for. In spite of the grumbling I may have uttered, I could drive in to Weatherford to buy groceries, drop by the bank, drug store and dry cleaners, and then come home to a comfortable home.

That happens all over America in towns like Weatherford, by citizens much like me. A rocking chair on a back porch is a good place to sit and ponder, and in that peaceful atmosphere I gave some thought about how great this country is, the beauty of it and its people, the rights we have, and how all of that has been preserved for the likes of me. It was then that I realized my sharing in the financial needs of this great community and country through the taxes I pay is not a sacrifice.

The faces of some who did experience the sacrifice of time from families, interruption to jobs, education and the ultimate sacrifice of their own lives puts a lump in my throat. A childhood playmate’s blood stained the sands of a beachhead landing in Europe. Another schoolmate came home from Iwo Jima with a broken neck. A couple of my neighbors spent time in the horrors of a Japanese prison camp during World War II.

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