Archive for Friday, November 9, 2012

Letter: Poor decision

November 9, 2012


To the editor:

Once again, another of Gov. Brownback’s extremely poor decisions is coming back to haunt him. However the real losers are his constituents. First, Brownback refused to accept $31.5 million, which Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger was ready to use to develop our own insurance exchange. Then, when the U.S. Supreme Court validated the Affordable Care Act, Gov. Sam refused to have Praeger form our own exchange because he wagered once more that Gov. Willard Romney would win the election and somehow the so-called “Obamacare” would be changed. In the meantime wise state administrations, some Republican, have already begun to formulate their own exchanges while Kansans will be forced to accept a federal program with federal guidelines. In other words, we won’t have a choice.

Whether Gov Brownback will accept federal money available to expand our Medicaid is another matter he will have to decide. It is doubtful if he will use the opportunity to help the poor and disabled among us with this part of the Affordable Care Act.

Mr. Brownback is the most ideological and destructive governor we have had in my lifetime. There are two more years left before we can collectively vote him out of office unless he resigns on his own.


donttreadonme 1 year, 5 months ago

"cheeseburger7 hours, 13 minutes ago

Past time for the Feds to step in and monitor or audit the Obama administration's spending of federal tax dollars across the board, read Solyndra."

They did. It turns out that the companies in that DOE program had a high success rate, even better than companies owned by Bain Capital.


Liberty_One 1 year, 5 months ago

It's never a poor decision to refuse to share in stolen loot.


bearded_gnome 1 year, 5 months ago

the chief justice improperly reformed the obamacare as a tax scheme in order to pass it through the supreme court.

an army of IRS agents large enough to populate all of east lawrence is being hired to enforce it.

Brownback is right to still combat this.

seeing the 'h' in the LTE writer's name, I just guessed he was a wacked out liberal, in his last name ... I just knew he was another one who would have stupidly voted for obama thinking he will actually improve the national economy, LOL!

obamacare is killing jobs now. stop it.


demonfury 1 year, 5 months ago

Well, Dickie, it's because Obamacare, as it was written, is unconstitutional. However, now it's a "TAX", how wonderful for the liberal / socialist masses. Now everyone can get taxed even more, in order to provide healthcare to those who either cannot, or will not acquire it on their own. What happens when Obama runs out of working class people's money in order to give everything away? He can't borrow from social security - it's nearly broke anyways. And when he deliberately allows Bush's tax cuts to expire, the medical industry in this country will become completely divided into haves, and have nots. You see that's the way Obama wants it. Huge Socialist government control is what he's all about. He cares nothing about the American people, only "HIS" government. By the time he either dies in office, or completes his term, he will have financially crippled this nation to our knees. Everything we stand for will be at the mercy of the government. Carl Marx would be so proud of Obama. What's truly sad is that the majority of American's were stupid enough to allow this for another 4 years. It will take literally decades to overcome the debt the Obama has amassed in just 4 years. Now he has 4 more to inflate it as far as he can in an attempt to knock the U.S. down in the world order, in an attempt to level the playing field for the Muslim countries to take aim at us for our Capitalistic, and Christian ideology. Take your blinders off people, that's what he's doing. And Dickie here is more concerned with Brownback's decision to try and avoid all of this. Brownback is the least of your worries. Giving Obama another term to destroy the American way of life, far outweighs Sam's agenda. Mark my words, you'll be eating crow by the time Obama's presidency is complete. And if you're not, you're as ignorant and blind as the rest of them. I'm preparing now for the inevitable, you should too.


Les Blevins 1 year, 5 months ago

Why isn't Merrill's earlier comment "Excellent letter. The powers that be in Lawrence will never actively participate. But give it a shot" appearing?


FlintlockRifle 1 year, 5 months ago

Wait tell you retire if you think you have it bad know, buddy


skinny 1 year, 5 months ago

How about you just go buy your own health insurance like everyone else and stop expecting eveyone else to pay your way!!


Richard Heckler 1 year, 5 months ago

Time for the Feds to step in and monitor or audit this administration's spending of federal tax dollars across the board.


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