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Was Obamacare designed to fail as bridge to a single-payer system?

To The Daily Sun,

I wonder if Paula Trombi is having any second thoughts on the wonder that is Obamacare? (Oh, and I do apologize for spelling Paula's last name wrong in my first response to her.) Does Paula not realize that Obamacare was in all likelihood, designed to fail so that the progressives can institute the single payer system — a system they have lusted after for so long.

The costs will continue to skyrocket, causing the system to implode. Though that will occur after our current president has left office to secure a position in the new world order. The looming doctor and nursing shortage will cause utter chaos and misery unless Obamacare is revoked and real health-care reform is instituted.

It does not take a genius to understand that subsidies were put in place for votes, not for better health care. Subsidies are for those who meet certain income requirements. To put it simply, it is money taken away from you the taxpayer, and then given back to you to pay for higher insurance costs, after the government gets its cut. Sometimes you are forced to pay for items you do not need, nor will ever use.

It was clearly written into the law that the states had to set up the exchanges. But if they didn't and instead used the federal exchanges, which many states do, then these subsidies weren't available to those states. That is clearly stated in this albatross of a law. Written that way to punish states — right Jonathan Gruber, MIT professor extraordinaire and chief architect? Remember when he made us aware of his assessment of the American people — "the stupidity of the American people would have killed the law" if more people knew what was in it. As the patronizing professor haughtily reminded us, "lack of transparency is a huge political advantage."

Yes, the professor flat-out admitted he lied to us because he and his merry band of progressives are just so much smarter than you and me.

Of course, let's not forget the Supreme Court that ruled that those pesky, burdensome fines were actually taxes a few years back. And that was only after this fiscally, burdensome monster was passed on a totally partisan vote through payoffs, kickbacks and all manner of arm twisting skullduggery.

And now of course, Chief Justice Roberts and his four liberal activist colleagues just ruled that "established by the state" now means absolutely nothing. Now after six and one half years of this warped, transformational administration, it appears that our country has a government that runs merely by discretion. A government where all three branches think they have the power to legislate. Delusional, deleterious and imminently destructive.

As Timothy Birdnow's article in American Thinker reminds us regarding this King v. Burwell decision, again saving Obamacare, "it ignored the original intent of the framers of the Constitution who would never have agreed to a central government forcing people to purchase a product as a requirement of existing in these United States."

Here's a couple more "Supremes" hits that might describe the mindset of this Obama administration and those who blindly believe in this Marxist deceiver - "There's No Stopping Us Now" and "Stoned Love." When it comes to the madness of again "saving Obamacare," why does the words "Everybody Must Get Stoned" from Bob Dylan's song, "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" keep running though my head. I wonder if that was a popular song during Obama's "Choom Gang" pot smoking days? Unfortunately, he stopped "toking" and now the country is "broken."

Russ Wiles

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It was the police who were out of control on night of June 30 in Belmont

To The Daily Sun,

I was shocked when I read the story Belmont police told to The Laconia Daily Sun ("Two Belmont officers assaulted during melee on Saturday night", June 30, 2015), as it was pure fiction and the result of an officer covering up his acting outside of protocol for responding to a complaint.

We were having a family BBQ celebrating an 18th birthday. Several family members attended and of course, as with any summer BBQ everyone was talking, laughing, playing and listening some music. However, this was still early and was no more rambunctious than any other summer function we all enjoy during nice weather. Later in the evening, (yet still before the sun set) two MALE cousins engaged in an argument. It never turned physical and was diffused before the police arrived.

I'm not someone who dislikes police. I understand the difficulty of their position and the ridicule they deal with. However, on June 27 I saw first-hand, an example of police entitlement. The officer came in without sirens or lights so no one knew he was there. I was the first person aware of his presence as he walked up the driveway and as I walked toward the house with Erika (Cole) and another man. As we got closer to the officer, I told the officer who I was and approached to answer questions. He walked passed me and grabbed the arm of the man next to Erika as he was heading for the porch. The man continued to move on to the porch as he knew he wasn't in violation of any laws nor was he behaving aggressively. There was no need for the officer to go after him or to put his hands on anyone.

Erika also attempted to speak with the officer. He didn't take the time to listen. He jumped to conclusions and grabbed her. She told him to take his hands off her. With that he became more aggressive — to the point he threw her to the ground while a young boy of 4-years-old watched. I quickly put the toddler in the house to be watched by others. When I went back out to hopefully diffuse the situation, I found Erika on the ground unconscious. Two of the men who had been attending the BBQ had to pick her up off the ground, which has been recorded on video.

Jeremy (Cole), Erika's husband, is a law abiding, light-hearted, easy-going person who spent the day playing in the yard with the children. He has never had any prior run ins with the law and has no record. It was he who went to the aide of his wife who was a victim of excessive force for attempting to communicate with an officer with an agenda — not the other way round, as told by the police.

Jeremy now faces jail time for nothing more than protecting his wife. More officers from surrounding towns showed and backed up their fellow officer, who came in to a settled argument and created a very serious ordeal ... ending in the arrest of a married couple, a traumatized toddler, a man sprayed with pepper spray for approaching the same officer to offer to break things up and possibly a displaced family as a result of the drama.

I refused to speak to the first cop on the scene as it was clear he had a short fuse and was a bully. However, I explained to a couple other officers how he had behaved on approaching. It was repeated to me that they were called there by a concerned neighbor, as if that was an excuse or somehow gave him the right to react that way. As I stated then to more than one officer (including the one who attempted to walk in to our home without invitation or warrant), responding to a complaint can be done with communication and a level head. Yes, there was a group of people and most had been drinking. However, no laws were being broken. They were drinking on private property and the ones who intended to leave, had designated drivers. They certainly weren't violent. The police were the only violent mob on the property that night.

Jennifer Winfrey


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