The Medicare issue being discussed now will make it more difficult for Obama’s campaign to muddy the waters over the intentions of the Romney/Ryan ticket.
First of all the $716 billion taken from Medicare to pay for Obamacare needs to be restored into the Medicare trust funds. Secondly, people need to understand that Romney/Ryan do not have an agenda to destroy or weaken Medicare. Paul Ryan’s mother depends daily on Medicare. To be sure there will have to be a change in the setup of Medicare for future recipients. Otherwise the Medicare system will soon become bankrupt.
What I have found out is that under president Obama’s system, called Obamacare, wheelchairs and pacemakers will be subject to a tax. How absurd to propose taxing persons who genuinely need these devices to live out their lives. Speaking of possible new taxes, be warned of moves in our state government of adding the state sales tax to services for new revenue for state government to spend. This would be on things like getting a haircut or having your car repaired. Everyday things that we all depend on.
A die in the wool liberal, Lt. Gov. Jerry Abrahamson, has been leading a group on this bonehead idea. You can be sure that when presented by his group it will be wrapped in nice wrapping paper: such as providing more money for schools and public roads.
Folks, maybe we need to start a tea party chapter in Harlan County. I am beyond angry at the government never knowing when to stop asking you and I for more of our dollars. We don’t need more revenue for programs we have. We need for government, at all levels, to wisely use the money they are presently taking in. i have to live on a budget. Government should have to live within its budget too.
Dearest family and Harlan friends, During my visit to Harlan in July, being a published poet nationally and internationally, my interest was drawn to a book signing event at the mall.
I met some very interesting people. One in particular, Rosezelle Boggs-Qualls. I purchased the book “Walking Free” The Life of Nellie Zimmerman. Rosezelle was gracious enough to sign the book I purchased. It was money well spent. I was amazed as I began to read the book of this sad but courageous woman and the life’s obstacles she faced and overcame. As I read, I cried, laughed, praised God and cried more. I must say the authors were gifted in bringing this story to life. I received a blessing each time I picked up the book to read.
I live in Florida but was born in Harlan County. I highly recommend this book to everyone of all ages. It is truly a wealth of knowledge and will make one very thankful for their well-being. God’s blessings to Rosezelle Boggs-Qualls and Dr. Daryl C. Greene for their guidance in publishing of this heartfelt book. And God Bless people as Emily Street-Hensel and Jim Schneck for their love and working efforts to bring public awareness of the handicapped people in our world.
SueEllen (Cain) Mullins-Tardy