Medicare

Remind you of anywhere?

I think the “tea party patriots” started out with a good agenda. Stopping waste and irresponsible spending in government is a campaign that most Americans would join. As time ...

Republicans took the bait

The GOP’s four goals for the price of one: destroying Obama, Social Security, Medicare and increasing tax breaks for the wealthy! The GOP is hoping that you have forgotten about ...

Nation must live within means

Some inconvenient truths about our federal budget woes: David Brooks, New York Times columnist, wrote “there aren’t enough rich people to generate the tens of trillions of doll ...

Obamacare won’t work

At a recent event, Congresswoman Maxine Waters said the tea party “could go straight to hell.” Interesting. Why is it when someone is feeling the heat, they get hysterical and ...

Republicans kicked can down the road

One of the tenets of the Republican Party is smaller government. Tuesday we lost an opportunity with the passage of the bill in the House raising the debt ceiling. The story not b ...

Resolve that DC debt gridlock

The following represents my best ideas for solving the nation’s enormous deficit problems. It reflects my knowledge of Medicare funding that comes from 20 years working as a C.P. ...

Why won’t the rich pay their share?

We are losing services all over the country. Parks, libraries and summer pools are closing. We’ve seen cuts to firefighters and to police, cuts to the prison system, to teachers, ...

McClintock a friend of seniors

Re: Reader Input, Curtis Walker, (June 30): I’m glad that (Rep. Tom) McClintock voted no on the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HR4872). I wi ...

Citizens paid for benefits

In the World of GOP newspeak, Social Security and Medicare are called entitlements. The Republican noise machine would like you to believe they are welfare programs doled out to us ...

Easier to name nations we don’t help

They must think we are stupid. All we hear lately is the deficit and balancing the budget. We are at a critical point and in fact are sinking fast. Our great so-called political le ...