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Speak Out 12/29/09

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Make too much

I applied for help with my electric bill because I had surgery and my husband took off work to help with children. I don't have Medicaid or food stamps and pay $100 a week for health insurance. I was told I don't qualify for assistance. We don't live off welfare. We pay for everything on our own. Help the people who are trying, not the ones who are looking for handouts.

Stop the greed

THE problem with health care in America is doctors' unjustified greed. The government-sponsored health care program cannot help us if we continue to allow such wickedness. The Bible says in Mark 8:36: "For what shall it profit a man (or woman) if you shall gain the whole world and lose your soul." Now with the newly passed health care bill doctors will work to bankrupt us as a society.

Not better

REFORM as defined by Webster's is "to make better." Most would agree that the current health care reform will not make anything better. It will only cost all of us more money and probably limit some of our options for care. If you really believe Congress can run anything well, you obviously aren't paying attention to the fiscal shape of Social Security, Medicare and the federal budget.

Surprise carolers

WE had a truly nice surprise as our yard was full of carolers singing Christmas songs from our church. It was truly a blessing and a surprise to have them come out on such a cold night and sing.

Stealing from us

SOCIAL Security was not intended to be welfare. Social Security was not for people who didn't work. Social Security was for everybody who worked and paid into it. We paid, and our employer paid. No one has any business taking from our Social Security. Presidents all the way back to Eisenhower have been stealing from Social Security. These presidents are going to stand before God almighty on Judgment Day.

Makeup ticket

SOMEONE said there's no law against putting makeup on while you're driving. I beg to differ. I know a woman who got a ticket for that. It was called careless and imprudent driving.

Economic recovery

REGARDING the economy: The Democrats are doing a bang-up job. They've got things going in the right direction. If people would just give them a chance, they will straighten this country out.

Kell Farm Road

WHY does Cape Girardeau allow trucks to park on Kell Farm Road near the postal center? If you're southbound on Kell Farm Road, you have to swerve over into the northbound lane to miss the trucks. It's an accident waiting to happen. Kell Farm Road probably carries 1,000 cars a day, and Richman Drive carries about 12. But for some reason the stop sign is on Kell Farm Road. Why?


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make too much: The office my wife works in goes by your last month income. So if you both were working full time then you more than likely made too much. Go back next month after your income has gone down for the month you were not working.

I agree we should help those who are trying not those who are just looking for a handout.

-- Posted by mightymo on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 5:07 AM

Economic recovery ...so , where the hell is it ?

Not better ....amen to that !

Surprise carolers ...yeah , they came by here and i threaten to hose them down if they didn't move along...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 8:24 AM

Good morning! ☻

Make too much...apparently with two incomes, you make too much money. What's wrong with that?

Surprise carolers...Rick, a garden hose? Was that necessay? ☻

Makeup ticket...beg all you like, she didn't get a ticket for applying make-up, she got a ticket for swerving, crossing the center line which = careless & imprudent driving.

Kell Farm Road...OK, guess I'm no longer familiar with Cape, where in the heck is this road & Richman Drive?? sheesh.

-- Posted by Turnip on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 9:13 AM

Bang up job? Geez!!!

-- Posted by Wiff on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 9:20 AM

Doctors are the problem? For a family practitioner. 12 years to HS, 6 to 8 years to med school, and then then the internship which is pure hell. Then work 12 hours a day.

$200K a year and pay for school. Not worth it.

-- Posted by Wiff on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 11:10 AM

Mr. Wiffle

I love how doctors complain about how "$200K a year and pay for school. Not worth it." Yes doctors do work with peoples lives everyday but so do so many other professions. Doctors have to make important choices every minute but so do so many other professions. Doctors have to have lawyers to help protect them from lawsuits but so do other professions. A doctor can come out of school making 150K a year when you have professions such as teachers coming out of school making less than 30K. Guess what, in the world today, teachers HAVE to get their masters, Which means an additional 2-3 years of schooling, they have to join Associations to have lawyer support in case of a "mistake," they also have to make import discussions on what to say or do and how to say or do it. They have to not only teach but they have to be a counselor, mother, father, doctor, nurse, and friend. Teachers have around 25 patients at a time when Doctors have one. Teachers hold the future of a child in their hands every minute of everyday. When school is out, they still work. My mom was a teacher and even though school got out at 3, she did not finish work until 8 at night. Wow, that means 12 hour days. In the summers, my mom taught summer school and worked in her classroom daily to get ready for the next year. She had to study all the new guidelines and the new expectations just like Doctors. Even though they do so much, they get paid nothing compared to Doctors. So do not pity doctors. These are the people that charge $50 for a pair of latex gloves, or $600 for a 30 sec visit. I have no sympathy for them and yes I do agree that they are very much a big part of the Health Care problem in this country.

-- Posted by words_change_lives on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 12:41 PM

Make Too Much: Part of the reason why some don't really want to be employed ... because they would lose some valuable financial help/perks which in 'real money' can amount to more than their salaries might provide.

Economic Recovery: This caller doesn't read much?

Wiffle, you forgot to mention the astronomical cost of medical malpractice insurance, medical equipment and furnishings (exam tables, etc.) ... nor the salaries of receptionists and nurses plus their SS.

"... in the world today, teachers HAVE to get their masters ..." None of the teachers I know have (or need to have) a Masters Degree, at least in grade school through high school. And certainly I have never had a $600 bill for just a doctor's office visit!

Teachers are probably underpaid ... along with many other professions. However ... they, along with the majority of people, chose their professions knowing pretty much what they would be earning, and what their job duties would be.

-- Posted by gurusmom on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 1:48 PM

Regarding health reform: I hope more people become doctors. I'm tired of waiting an hour or more to see my doctor and be rushed through a three minute appointment.

-- Posted by redpen on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 1:59 PM

Make too much.. You have to be on the dole completely to provide government jobs for those who administer the welfare and social service stuff to rate any help.

Stop the greed... I suggest you frame your comment and take to the Dr. the next time you are really sick.

Stealing from us... S.S. was initially meant to be a saftey net for people too old to work and without family to take care of them. At least its was sold that way. Not a retirement plan, but that is what too many came to expect and to get votes the polititions kept easing the elgibility until there is not enough to go around.

-- Posted by Old John on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 3:54 PM

Words change lives. I'm sorry to hear it took your mother so long to finish her home work. I was like that too. I had to go to summer school too. Otherwise I might have been a doctor.

-- Posted by Old John on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 4:00 PM

Turnip

those carolers had all of the area dogs barking in unison with their songs...it was aweful...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 5:40 PM

These are the people that charge $50 for a pair of latex gloves, or $600 for a 30 sec visit. I have no sympathy for them and yes I do agree that they are very much a big part of the Health Care problem in this country.

-- Posted by words_change_lives on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 12:41 PM

I think you made those numbers a little high along with a few other things. Sounds like wealth envy.

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Regarding health reform: I hope more people become doctors. I'm tired of waiting an hour or more to see my doctor and be rushed through a three minute appointment.

-- Posted by redpen on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 1:59 PM

Wait until Obama Care kicks in. Wait will have a new meaning.

-- Posted by Wiff on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 6:46 PM

Mr. Wiffle

ObamaCare can be undone ....

-- Posted by ..Rick on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 7:15 PM

Kell Farm Road

Please there is not even close to a 1000 cars a day maybe 1000 cars a month and where do think the mail trucks are suppose to park . would you like them parked in front of your house I think not and they are not illegally parked and remember 1 thing if you wear it or eat it or drive it .You probably don`t relize it but it got to the house the store or the station by a TRUCK.

-- Posted by oscar046 on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 7:31 PM

DEMOCRATS

OH BOY they really need time ,lets see time for changing parties time to plan retirement , oh time is on there side

-- Posted by oscar046 on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 7:35 PM

greed

It`s not the doctors or the patient its the insurance companies . Lets take a look a family plan cost about say $400 a month give or take a little thats $4800 or so a year then they have deductible of say $500 to $3000 per family member depending on the plan . the average house hold income for 2 people working say before taxs $70,000 a year after deductions somewhere around $45,000 household expenses auto insurance and grocery and house payment and personnel property taxs real estate taxs and all other little bills you tell me where the heck I am suppose to come up with extra money for all the things that they want like more money for school more money for a water park and the library that very few people use whats wrong with that OLE SAYING USE WHAT YOU GOT UNTIL WE CAN DO BETTER? And after all this the people who can`t pay or won`t pay the hospital the doctors for what ever reason makes it harder on the ones that do and that does have insurance puts them in a posion where they have to charge more to compensate for the off set of BILLS...

-- Posted by oscar046 on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 7:55 PM

don't hold back oscar046 , tell us how you really feel...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 8:28 PM


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