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Speak Out 4/25/10

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Trashy roads

I wish people in Missouri would throw trash away in proper places. I travel on so many roads that have trash lying around everywhere. Missouri, wake up and smell fresh air, and welcome people with a friendly atmosphere.

Take from the wealthy

SOMEONE said in a Speak Out comment that he loves President Obama. He went on to say, "I love his insurance plan. Pay your fair share." The problem is people won't be paying their fair share. In Obama's plan, the middle class and rich will be paying for those who do not work, some of whom by choice who are content to sit back and live on handouts. Even Democrats admit that this health care plan is intended to take from the wealthy and give to the poor.

On the way out

IT'S sad to say, particularly given Cape Girardeau's university-based history, but alternative avenues to certification seem to be leading to the decline and eventual extinction of colleges of education.

Middle ground

THIS is causing me great consternation. On the same day in Speak Out I read of dogs imprisoned in automobiles with the windows rolled up and of unleashed dogs running wild. Surely there's a middle ground here.

Library hours

THE renovation of the Cape Girardeau Public Library was money well spent. It's time the "Closed on Sunday from mid-May until September" policy was changed. It's not just students who use and enjoy this facility seven days a week.

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Ind efense of the Library(no,I don't work there,but wish I did),They are open late at night until 9, I believe.It's not even Mid-May yet, what are you complaining about?

-- Posted by agape on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 6:35 AM

good morning ☺

i hope everyone survived the storm last night ...

Take from the wealthy ---- this , um , "law" doesn't really go into effect until 2014...this gives the insurance industry 4 years to raise premiums however they wish , and to figure new loopholes in the new , um , "law" ....why our , um , "government" couldn't find a way to insure the 30 million or so people who don't have health insurance without causing hardship on everyone is really hard to believe ...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 8:40 AM

Maybe it's the fact that I live in Jackson, but I don't see all this trash these speak out callers are referring to. I go to Cape about once or twice a week and the most I see is an unlucky cat or possum. Am I just on the good side of town?

-- Posted by kellyma82 on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 9:33 AM


Signs indicate that some 23 million Americans will lack insurance in 2019, after key provisions of the law have been in effect for as long as five or six years, according to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate. Meanwhile, the law would insure some 32 million people who otherwise would be uninsured in that year.

* Undocumented immigrants. a little less than six million people.

* People who don't sign up for Medicaid. The law will expand the ranks of those eligible for Medicaid to include people with incomes up to 33 percent above the official poverty line. But not all those eligible for Medicaid actually enroll.

* People who opt out, including younger workers. People who lack other coverage (Medicaid or employer-based coverage) will face a new mandate to purchase insurance. But some -- perhaps a group skewed toward younger and single Americans -- will choose to pay an annual penalty of $695 dollars or 2.5 percent of income, rather than a larger amount for insurance. The penalties would be capped at $2,250 per family as of 2016.

* People who feel insurance is unaffordable. This is similar to the "opt out," except that they may not owe a penalty. If insurance coverage would cost more than 8 percent of household income, people won't face a penalty for going without it. The law would provide subsidies that would assist people up to about four times the poverty level. For a family of four, that means federal assistance will phase out above about $88,000 in income.

You will be free to "opt out" for cost savings until you get sick. With pre-existing conditions exemptions, you can then "opt in" requiring coverage of a "burning house".

-- Posted by Balmy on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 12:06 PM

My insurance agent said I can wait to get car insurance until I have a wreck. He told me to just call him from the accident scene and he would be able to cover my existing condition.

Wait, no, that's not what he said...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 12:11 PM

This Bill is working its way through the legislative process. I have capitalized the word RESIDENT. This is key...not legal status required. Welcome to the world of socialism.

SB 810 California Universal Health Care Act

Dear Californians,

Welcome to my webpage dedicated to Senate Bill 810, the California Universal Health Care Act. This landmark legislation establishes a modern universal health care system to cover every California RESIDENT with comprehensive benefits for life, building upon the well-tested principles of our popular Medicare program that American seniors have relied on for decades. SB 810 provides universal care without increasing overall health care spending in California.

We need your help to make SB 810 a success! A majority of Californians and health care providers support this kind of health care system, but only a sustained and active grassroots effort can make universal health care a reality. Here you will find information and resources about SB 810, not only for your own use, but also to share with your community as we continue to build the movement for health care reform. Use these resources to start conversations about universal health care with your friends, colleagues and family members. Each conversation moves us one step forward in achieving health care for all.

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Thank you for your interest in SB 810.


Senator Mark Leno

3rd Senate District

-- Posted by Balmy on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 12:18 PM

FYI, Fox news was so disgusting today during the funeral for those 29 miners in West Virginia they broadcast the services but showed in banner headlines on the bottom of the screen. DISGUSTING and shows lack of respect to the families. But what else can you expect from FOX.?

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 5:46 PM

Isn't California the state that is already at Bankruptcy's Door?

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 1:50 PM

YES, but since when did that ever stop the lunatics that Californians keep electing to continue the path of spending our way to prosperity.


I am curious...We know what you think of Fox News..The question is: why were you watching the memorial service on Fox News? Were you looking for a reason to condemn them? I do not care for MSNBC AND OTHER FAR LEFT MEDIA. I do not watch them regardless of what they are covering.

-- Posted by Balmy on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 6:47 PM

You are complaining about Fox having a news crawl? First of all, surprised you watched, MSNBC seems more your speed.

Secondly, did you hear the President's speech? Can he not campaign even at a funeral? It was more like an UMW convention speech than a eulogy...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 7:28 PM

BALMY, I was watching on CNN, no propaganda, I switched to FOX because I knew they would be desecrating the services and they were. Such a**holes.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Mon, Apr 26, 2010, at 8:46 AM

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