October 3, 2013

Letters to the editor: Online sellers caught between Amazon, state

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There are now Democrats in Congress who say that the law is a mess and should be repealed or held up temporarily. The major national unions, which always vote Democratic, are now against this law, as businesses are cutting workers and their hours to save money because this law is costing them a lot of money.

Pride is the reason that Democrats won’t repeal this law or at least hold it up until the many fixes it needs are in place. And the fall will be to both parties and to the American people as a whole.

I’d like to say that the unintended consequences will be very painful to many – but they were foreseeable, and this boondoggle still passed through Congress and the White House.

Shawn Moran


Republicans need a taste of health care insecurity

Regarding the Maine Sunday Telegram headline “House Republicans OK bill delaying health care law” (Sept. 30), I believe “we the people” should then demand a one-year delay on all House Republicans’ health insurance and health care payments. Let their bills pile up, let them deal with the actual costs of their publicly subsidized health insurance and see how quickly their immature posturing resolves itself.

As the Sunday cover article “The Faces of Change” attests, there are real people all over this country waiting to be able to afford comprehensive health insurance coverage. Lives literally are at stake while the so-called leaders act like immature teen rivals.

Chake K. Higgison


Bait, dogs, trap proponents should clarify bear facts

I am puzzled by the language coming from proponents of “traditional” bear hunting practices such as traps, dogs and bait.

They say that too many conflicts with humans make these practices essential to controlling the bear population.

But they also claim that that they need to use these techniques because bears are too difficult to find and shoot otherwise.

Which is it – too many bears or too few?

Scott Harriman


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