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Lawrence gets full-time navigator for Affordable Care Act

Looks like you will be bitterly clinging to that hope for a very long time.

September 30, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What is your biggest question about Obamacare?

Subsidies under the ACA will not have to be repaid when a person's income increases. The subsidy will simply be reduced or eliminated according to how much a person is earning. There will be no garnishments.

September 30, 2013 at 3:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Boehner’s loss of control sad to watch

Bernie Sanders is an Independent, not a Democrat.

September 30, 2013 at 9:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Not incompetent

His threat achieved the desired result. Absent that, Putin would not have found it necessary to broker a deal. Or perhaps you would have preferred a bombing campaign that took more innocent lives and left the chemical weapons intact.

It was a strategic win, no matter how you want to paint it. Putin blinked.

September 18, 2013 at 10:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Wasted effort

Every administration is going to have both large and small accomplishments. I actually think Senior Corp will do a great deal of good for communities, especially as the baby boomer generation ages. Is it on the scale of the ACA, repealing DADT, or getting our troops out of Iraq? Of course not, but that doesn't mean it isn't meaningful in it's own right.

I have yet to hear Obama call people who oppose him racists. Do you have a source for that, or is it another thing you just made up? As for obstructionism, it is intellectually dishonest to claim it doesn't exist. This Congress is more polarized than ever and the House in particular is loaded with Tea Party types who campaigned and were elected primarily for the purpose of obstruction. They are naive, inept, and they are perfectly willing sacrifice the interests of the nation in order to pursue their own narrow, radical ideology. Boehner can't even get his own caucus on board to compromise on much of anything with the President. The Senate minority leader said that his main goal was to make Obama a one-term president. How is any of that working on behalf of the country and actually governing, as they were elected to do?

As for the stimulus, economists largely agree that it prevented us from slipping into a recession and in fact, it wasn't large enough given the financial hole we were in.

We have had 40 consecutive months of private sector job growth under Obama, netting 7.2 million private sector jobs. Obama readily admits that it isn't enough, but at least things are moving in a positive direction. His predecessor created just 1.1 million jobs during his entire administration- the second worse job growth of a full two-term presidency since the Great Depression.

You may not like Obama and there is always room for ideological differences, but you might want to at least consider some actual facts as you assess his performance.

July 30, 2013 at 5:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Wasted effort

I don't recall Obama saying anything about the expansion of Senior Corp "saving America". Programs like Senior Corps can really make a difference in helping communities address needs at a local level at very little cost. I'm not sure how anyone can view that as a bad thing.

July 30, 2013 at 3:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Wasted effort

They are all campaign promises kept and the list is much more extensive than that, which makes your earlier assertion ridiculous.

July 30, 2013 at 10:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Wasted effort

Obama DID talk about the direction we are going and his plan for helping us get there. You must have watched a completely different speech to draw the conclusion you did. Here is the text:

And as far as campaign promises that have been kept, Politifact has thirteen pages of them listed:

You may not agree with some or all of what he's done, but to say he's done nothing is just patently absurd.

July 30, 2013 at 9:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Suspect in Ottawa killings charged with four counts of first-degree murder; could face death penalty

So is he claiming he didn't do it? How can they presume the child is dead, then? I assumed he confessed, but it doesn't sound like it based on his statements in court.

May 11, 2013 at 10:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Ongoing concern

That is the portion of the DD Reform Act they are trying to change. They HAD to include those provisions in order to comply with current statute. If the bill before the legislature passes, all of that is out the window.

April 11, 2013 at 4:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )