Don’t trust Obama’s health care plan
The worth of an Obama socialized medical plan can be evaluated very simply. Will Congress, which has the most comprehensive medical plan in the world, be forced to accept the medical plan that would be required for the rest of us?
Or will Congress exempt itself and retain its taxpayer-paid plan?
If Congress exempts itself from the plan under consideration, then we can be sure the Obama plan is nothing more than a very expensive socialized plan that may bankrupt the nation, and ration care as is done in those countries that have such a plan — Canada, Britain, France, et. al.
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I will bet that Congress will keep its very costly plan that guarantees treatment regardless of illness, age or contributing conditions such as smoking, drugs and excessive drinking.
Thus, Obama’s plan will be fatally flawed. If it is not good enough for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, it is not good enough for the rest of us.
Obama has said allowing some people to die is a cost savings. Therefore, except for Congress persons, say goodbye to your aging parents and grandparents, and even seriously ill or potentially terminal children and adults.
Not treating them and possibly saving them will save money. This arrogant, insensitive attitude is exactly what we should expect from a person that endorsed infanticide and late term abortion for any reason.
Orwell could be proud of him. We should not be.
Christians seek to do good
I was perplexed by Bruce Robison’s letter. Does he not know that any form of beliefs and dogma can constitute religion?
Genghis Kahn had a religion, so did Stalin and Mao, so do the secular humanists. He pointed out that 3 million Jews were killed in 1,900 years of religious wars.
Hitler killed 6 million in 12 years. Stalin killed 60 million people in 30 years, Mao killed 20 million to 30 million. The secular humanists are responsible for the murder of 50 million unborn children — and counting.
I point this out to stress that Christianity has been an overwhelmingly positive force for good. Christians invented the hospital and care for the sick and marginalize. That has been a tradition from the beginning.
Any belief system can be abused by unscrupulous and self-serving people. That the church is not immune may be confusing and appalling to non- Christians. It breaks my heart!
Jesus predicted that false prophets and false Christs would infiltrate the body of believers and ravage it. Jesus said you will know a tree by its fruit. A bad tree can’t produce good fruit and vice versa.
True believers don’t come as wolves in sheep’s clothing. I will stack the good done in Christ’s name against any belief system.
In a world of blood lust and self- gratification, it wouldn’t make the history books or the 10 o’clock news. The Twilight Zone is the declaration that replacing God with man will create more love, when opposite results are everywhere.
Time for Murray, Cantwell to step up
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a landmark clean energy and climate bill. The passage of this legislation will help set our country in a new direction by shifting to a clean energy economy and reducing the carbon pollution that causes global warming
I want to thank our Congress members Reps. Brian Baird and Adam Smith for voting “yes” on the American Clean Energy and Security Act.
With the help of Congressmen Baird and Smith, our nation is sending a powerful message to the rest of the international community that we are ready and willing to find solutions to the climate crisis.
But the work is far from over.
Now the bill will move to the Senate where it needs to be strengthened. We can achieve this by strengthening the commitment to cut carbon pollution, limiting offsets, and building on the tools of the Clean Air Act, rather than replacing them.
As the action moves to the Senate, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell need to stand up to the oil and coal industries and set America on the path to a clean energy future.
The naysayers have had their way for decades. We need real leadership. Our planet and our economy depend upon it.
Have you listened to black rappers?
Lucius Daye, an Olympian Diversity Panel columnist, wrote an article titled “Limbaugh and Beck are to blame for fanning fires of hate.”
It was published in the June 26 Olympian.
I suggest Daye listen to black rappers and write his next column on their contribution to society.