Issue One: The Affordable Care Act

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Obama's lies

The following lie was repeated many times by President Barack Obama: "If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what."

President Obama lied to the American people because he is a devout socialist and knows that socialized health care is the keystone to a socialist state. Mr. Obama certainly understood Vladimir Lenin's philosophy on telling lies: "A lie told often enough becomes the truth."

Another Obama lie: "I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."

Obamacare is one of the biggest set of taxes ever imposed on the American people. Mr. Obama and most politicians don't understand that raising taxes never stimulates the economy. Winston Churchill stated it best when he said, "We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

DALE WAGNER
Harmony

No hackers here

Consider the following scenario. A Republic administration is rolling out a new program in which citizens can enroll on a government website. On the first day, the system crashes and continues to be problematic for over a month. Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump and many others immediately accuse the Democrats of purposely overloading the site or hacking the site in order to make the administration look bad.

We have seen this type of behavior from the beginning of the president's first term. Starting with the birthers and continuing with those high-ranking Republicans who publicly state that their No. 1 goal is defeating the president. Never mind passing a budget, implementing legally passed legislation or any of the other jobs they were elected to do.

The situation now, of course, is just the reverse. I have not heard any liberals accusing the Republicans of sabotaging the website. Maybe this is one big difference between the two parties.

DAVID HURWITZ
South Park


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