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Speak Out 3/16/11

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Universal health care

ALL it takes is one unfortunate incident for a person to be in debt for the rest of their lives. Sadly, with so many having lost their jobs, this is happening to a lot of people. This is just one of the reasons I am in favor of universal health care. We can't have an equal society without it.

Reagan, taxes

I am sick of hearing about the one time Ronald Reagan cut taxes. He also raised taxes as many as six or seven times.

Jensen column

THE article by Michael Jensen about the teacher and a student's home environment is correct. Some sort of investigation needs to be conducted on these types of situations. The problems are going to keep occurring. The home needs to be a proper place to raise these children.

Big Government

TO all Missouri voters, no need to vote anymore. Our Republican friends in Jefferson City know what's best for us. Where is the tea party now? Big Government at its best.

Blackwell column

THE column by Sam Blackwell on busting the unions was right on. If the Republicans get their way, the working class man will be working for $5 an hour, if they have a job.

Gas prices

THE Investor's Business Daily column blamed President Obama for the high gas prices. Not true. When Bush took office gas was $1.47 a gallon.

VA, ObamaCare

MY wife's favorite uncle died awaiting medical care in a VA hospital. That is why I can relate to the horror stories of Lucky and Charles. The VA medical system is government run health care, and if ObamaCare is allowed to be implemented then we will only be hearing similar horror stories from citizens of all walks of life.

City survey

IT amazes me that the city can allocate $20,000 for a survey of Cape Girardeau residents when there doesn't seem to be money to fill the gigantic potholes in our city's streets.

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RE gas prices: In Dec 2008 gas was down to about 1.35 a gallon also. Obama took over in Jan 2009 and now look at the price of gas. It is the fault of the speculators not the President. Oil is a commodity and it is not regulated like the stocks on Wall Street. Quit blaming Bush for everything!

-- Posted by joekool on Wed, Mar 16, 2011, at 3:53 AM

Gas prices - Ah so I guess it's still Bush's fault

Where's all the blame for Obama that we all heard during the Bush years? Same things are happening and it's all of a sudden NOT the President's fault, "just give him a few more years." That guy hasn't kept any promises has he?

Gitmo is still open haha, that was a big part of his platform, this guy has always been a joke, the only thing he has said that's true is that he's not good enough or experienced enough to be a president, which he said in 2004, when asked about the 2008 Presidency.

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Wed, Mar 16, 2011, at 8:24 AM

health care reform was a big part of his platform, and he won. haha.

-- Posted by obobo on Wed, Mar 16, 2011, at 8:42 AM

Is this coming to American's under "ObamaCare?"


-- Posted by LiveAnotherDay on Wed, Mar 16, 2011, at 8:45 AM

Do all of you really think that a President McCain would have been any different? They'd both be doing the same things. We're 3/4 of the way through Obama's presidency and still hearing sour rhetoric. It's a little late for a recall vote. Focus on 2012 and move on.

-- Posted by SteveM on Wed, Mar 16, 2011, at 9:24 AM


Political parties nominate who they think can win. I am sure the Dems were dancing when they saw the GOP ticket. If the GOP had run a candidate who was truly worthy of being president. . .do you think Barak Obama would be president today? I do not. The last election was a case of "None of the above".

-- Posted by one4kids on Wed, Mar 16, 2011, at 9:46 AM

The WisCONsin Republicans gave $140 million in tax breaks for billionares then proceeded to reduce the income of working people. The future of our country is basically the very wealthy and huge corporations against the people. Which side are you on?

-- Posted by riverdog on Wed, Mar 16, 2011, at 9:52 AM

Blackwell column: $5 an hour may be the market price on some labor. Unemployment numbers suggest that labor at present minimum wage rates may be priced above market's willingness to pay.

Speculators use their knowledge to buy and sell oil on the market. If their predictions are too high then they could be confronted with a lack of buyers. They must therefore drop their asking price, and this could be at a loss. It is the market that sets the price of oil.

Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt could not understand that for every seller there must be a buyer.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Mar 16, 2011, at 10:46 AM

Rick: Forcing Palin on everyone would have been worse. He lost whatever mojo he had with her on his ticket. Anybody else, and I mean anybody else may have resulted in McCain being elected.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Wed, Mar 16, 2011, at 10:50 AM

SteveM - There are still people complaining about the Bush/Gore vote.

And Obama PUSHED for the healthcare "reform" just so he can have SOMETHING to his name. I bet he couldn't even say what's in it without a teleprompter. Hell, while he was running for President, no one could answer what ONE good thing he's done, yet they proclaim he's the best thing since Cheerio's.

It's pointless though, we always end up in the same battle and we can all say we hope no mistakes are made for 2012, but only time will tell.

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Wed, Mar 16, 2011, at 3:56 PM

"We can't have an equal society without it."

I don't want to be your equal!

That's the great thing about this country. We are free to be self sufficient. Also you can be a leech and we will take care of you.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Wed, Mar 16, 2011, at 6:16 PM

What McCain would have done, and is not relevant anyway since he did not win, is pure speculation.

He was not a good choice either, but unfortunately we got the worst of the bad choices in my opinion.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Mar 16, 2011, at 9:32 AM

Your right Wheels; your "opinion.. is pure speculation."

-- Posted by D49F11 on Wed, Mar 16, 2011, at 10:16 PM

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