August 20, 2013

Letters to the editor: Poverty wages a burden to taxpayers

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Contrary to the letter writer's assertions, Senator Collins has repeatedly said that some elements of Obamacare should be retained, such as provisions to prevent insurance companies from imposing pre-existing condition exclusions on children or individuals who have maintained insurance coverage and that permit children to remain on their parents' policies till age 26. She supported these provisions even prior to Senate consideration of the president's health care reforms. 

Senator Collins is troubled by the way Obamacare is discouraging small businesses from hiring new employees. The law also includes perverse incentives for employers to reduce the number of hours employees can work. According to a recent study, 10 million workers are at risk of having their hours cut.

This attack on Senator Collins' outstanding record on behalf of individuals with diabetes is uninformed, unfair, and unfortunate.

Jen Burita
Senate Aging Committee Staff

Letter-writer's liberalism ignores the word of God


I would like to respond to a recent letter by George Eaton ("Paper offers too much space to views of right 'extremists,'" July 31) in which he identifies himself as a well-read and highly educated individual who is highly knowledgeable in socioeconomics history. 

The bitter tone of his letter indicates that he has no respect for any person, no matter how well educated, if they do not agree with his point of view. His vicious words indicate that he will not consider the viewpoints of others. 

The "Thought for Today" that appeared the next day on the television and amusements page was a most appropriate response: "Pride, like humility, is destroyed by one's insistence that he possess it."

The liberal social and economic programs that Mr. Eaton represents have, among other things, taken God out of our public life and support abortion on demand, same-sex marriage, the welfare state and an economic structure that is well on its way to failure.

Whatever Mr. Eaton thinks his standing is versus us rational folks, he will find the great equalizer is when we each close our eyes in death and cross into eternity. At that point our education and intellect will not mean a thing.

What will be important is when the God of all the ages asks the question: Did you receive the sacrifice of my Son for the forgiveness of your sin?

Donald A. Yeskoo


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