To The Daily Sun,
The whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God. Did Mr. L.J. Siden tell the whole truth, or did he leave out vital facts in his letter of Dec. 13? Broad statements without facts to prove a point is unacceptable. I would never dream of telling people where to research, this is agenda journalism by a person with only talking points.
I think Mr. Siden knows he gave limited information about "Death Panels." Does he know who the AARP Health Corporation works hand-in-hand with? Does he know their connection with Obamacare? Does he know AARP is an affiliate of Obamacare, and they have made millions and billions of dollars off Medicare.
AARP has made $2.8 billion by supporting Obamacare's cuts to Medicare. Let this information open up Mr. Siden's synapses in his brain and let the flow begin.
Obamacare cuts $716 billion from Medicare in order to pay for its $1.9 trillion expansion of coverage to low-income Americans. Why would AARP support a law that most seniors oppose? Senator DeMint from South Carolina states, "It's because those very same Medicare cuts will give the AARP a windfall of $1 billion in insurance profits, and preserve another $1.8 billion that the Health Corp. already generates from its business interests." In other words the AARP is depriving Medicare of benefits.
AARP isn't your every-day citizens advocate group, is it? I have declined my subscription to monthly payments a long time ago because of their deceptions. It is one of the largest private health insurers in America. In 2011 AARP generated $458 million in royalty fees from so-called Medigap plans nearly twice the $266 million the lobby received in membership dues.
Members of Congress to Supremes: Strike "Death Panels — 12-4-14. " Dozens of members of Congress joined in a court brief asking the Supreme Court to take up a challenge to Obamacare's Independent Advisory Board, the assembly of appointed individuals described by some critics as a "death panel" for its power to impose its will on doctors, hospitals and patients." This board is unelected, unaccountable, and is unanswerable to Congress.
IPDF is described as a way to control Medicare costs, with the authority to approve or disapprove payments for services and set the level of payment. Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., a doctor states, "As reimbursement rates are cut to doctors, access is reduced for the needy, I fear for Medicare patients."
The rationing of care is why, critics say, the institution is being called a "death panel" members would only need to lower physician reimbursement for a particular life-saving procedure, increase the expense of medicine to an impossible level, and physicians would be unable to provide the service, resulting in the deaths of those who might have benefited. It is happening right now. As I said in my previous letter about the woman in Oregon who was denied oncology meds for her lung cancer and eventually expired. Our treasured veterans were denied care by the fuzzy numbers game being played by the Veterans Administration.
In conclusion the destructive, defaming of character and intelligence of Betsey McCaughey, Ph.D., and patient advocate is unacceptable and unconscionable. The AARP needs to apologize to Betsey and stop hiding behind deceptive language and practices.
My last piece of information is as follows: AARP Medigap plans are also exempted from the ban that requires insurers to take all comers, regardless of pre-existing conditions. Mr. Siden also needs to apologize because he is spreading propaganda by ignoring pertinent facts. Two plus two does not equal five.
Please google AARP and read the many articles concerning the Health Corporation, there are many sites of truth.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 12:46
To The Daily Sun,
I am writing in response to letter written Dec. 19 in The Daily Sun by Mr. Jon Hoyt of Plymouth. I was glad to see the names listed as "conservative clown car riders", or whom I call Rush Limbaugh Wannabees.
Mr. Hoyt has identified the fact that writers of letters to editor as not always written by name posted. I wrote my first letter to editor on April 28, 2011, with facts I knew to be true of such things going on but it was not printed. I was told at the time it was too personal. Mr. Hoyt's letter tells the story fine. I will be watching to see who responds.
I do feel that a fair question to ask Messrs. Meade, Ewing, Boutin, Earle, Wiles, who pays for their insurance? Is it by any chance government subsidies and should it be canceled? These same writers feel they can write letters of hate and discontent and don't have to answer to any comments as they can say anything they want to under free speech and First Amendment.
It was good to see the picture in Daily Sun on Dec. 20 and getting to see who writes these letters. It is true that that a picture is worth a thousand words. The first thing that came to my mind was a group of parrots in a pet shop saying "Obamacare," "IRS," "Benghazi," "Close the border," "Jobs for middle class," etc., etc., etc., as the list goes on.
I have read and been told lately that folks get smarter as they get older. The Union Leader had a article in Sunday's paper, Dec. 21 at bottom of Page F1 titled "Can't find your car? Blame your over-saturated brain." A short quote, "There's a down side, however. Scientists explained that the older brain takes in everything, but unlike the younger brain, has an unfortunate habit of replacing important existing information with something trivial."
I am a firm believer that the older a person gets, loss of friends, family members, etc., they get lonely, so draw attention to themselves in many ways, in this case, letters to the editor saying the same thing over and over again. Sad.
I always enjoy reading Tea Party Tricks by Mr. James Veverka. All I could think of is how anyone could eat anything and keep it down sitting at that table. To be continued.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 12:42
To The Daily Sun,
Do the "Black Lives Matter" protest leaders and supporters actually care about saving or improving black lives or are they just pretending? Do they promote obeying the law and complying with police orders? Do they try to stop the thousands of annual black on black murders? Do they help blacks to escape poverty? No.
All lives, including black lives, matter to TEA Partiers because we know that policies that hurt some Americans can be redirected at others, and right now we are hated by Washington leaders and special interests everywhere. We work for things that enable all Americans to be free, safe, and successful; things like school choice, stable families, increasing economic freedom to create good jobs, opportunities, and wealth, the rule of law applied equally to all, and the limited government defined by the U.S. Constitution which exists to protect the rights of the American people.
Where do the "Black Lives Matter" protest leaders, President Obama, most "progressive" politicians, Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, etc. stand on issues that would make blacks (and all Americans) safer, freer, and more successful?
They fight school choice, preferring to lock students in failing and dangerous schools.
They oppose reforming today's welfare programs that lock people in poverty by penalizing marriage and efforts to escape welfare.
They support lenient law enforcement which creates victims and prevents the accumulation of the wealth needed to escape poverty.
They support open borders, allowing illegal aliens to flood the labor market occupied by the least skilled Americans, exacerbating their difficulties in escaping poverty.
They deceive people to gain power. Minimum-wage laws depress black employment, hindering many young blacks searching for a first job to begin their path to success. Wealth distribution buys votes but it doesn't encourage success. After six years of President Obama's wealth distribution and blaming the rich, the rich are doing very well while most Americans are poorer.
Booker T. Washington said, "There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievance, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well." This describes the "black lives matter" leaders and supporters.
The only group truly working for every American, rather than some special interest(s), is the TEA Party; that is why both political parties and their supporters attack it. Join a TEA Party and help change our nation's leadership so all Americans are safer, freer, and more successful.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 12:36
To the Laconia Sun,
One hundred, forty-one children and teachers butchered by the Taliban and our President can't bring himself to call them by name, "Taliban." Thirty-five murdered and 185 kidnapped in Nigeria by Muslim terrorists and our mainstream media gives it the casual, ho-hum treatment and doesn't dare call them what they are.
If a Christian thinks homosexuality is a sin he/she gets pilloried on the news. If some black thug, bully and thief attacks a cop and gets killed it cause for rioting, looting and burning with marches chanting "What do we want,---Dead cops. When do we want it ---Now."
The Tea Party wants smaller less intrusive government, lower taxes, our laws to be enforced, the Constitution to be respected and responsible national security and the left calls them extreme. North Korea hacks Sony threatens terrorist attacks on theaters if the show a movie North Korea doesn't like. Sony caves in. Thank you liberal/progressive, politically correct, any-means-justifies-the-ends, pacifists for making the world a far more dangerous and deadly place.
Sooner or later your birds will come home to roost.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 12:31
To The Daily Sun,
Can you hear it emanating from America's lungs? You know the administration leads to criticism, intimidation, belittlement, and silencing of law and order as Sharpton, white force spokesman, calls attention to a predeclared society that "this war ain't over yet!"
You know the curtain rises to unbridled anarchy. Next will come martial law — confiscation of arms, leading to civil war. Next congress will be sent home and they can't function in this chaos and their safety is at stake. Note: ISIS. An executive order will circumvent the 22nd Amendment and no election is legal under martial law. Habeas corpus will be cancelled and no rail has sufficient capacity to hold an ever increasing population of "Subversives". Maybe Joe Arpio can expand his desert campus with more tents. Or perhaps a more expedient measure invoked.
Ward H. Flanders
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 07:16