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Re: “Mail July 12, 2017

Three of the four letters decry the "transfer of wealth" from poor folks to those darned one-percenters... who obviously don't need more wealth. (I'm sure it's just an interesting coincidence, and not that the authors were using some sort of boiler-plate to compose their letters.) But it raises an interesting topic. If poor folks are being given free (to them) health care, and then that free health care is withdrawn or otherwise adversely modified, can it really be called a "transfer of wealth"?

This country is $20,000,000,000,000-plus in debt already. I s'pose if you aren't a taxpayer or money-earner, that's no big deal. But at some point, I can't help but feel the House of Cards will collapse. Who will provide the free health care, post-collapse? (And free college, too, while we're at it?)

Full disclosure - I'm NOT a "one-percenter" - far from it. I'm lower middle class, struggling to keep head above water, pay my taxes, and keep my family insured.

Posted by bikeboy on 07/13/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “The Curse of Being Hillary

I liked the opinion piece but you may have left a little out. Other than committed progressives, those concerned about climate change, and those who could see through the con man, the democratic base didnt turn out. Thats been shown in studies. Yes, in key Midwest states people who hadnt voted in a while turned out for Trump, but she lost because those who should have supported her didnt show up. We now have to face the fact that the Russian effort was successful. In such an election, all they had to do was cool the enthusiasm of Hillary leaners a bit and they managed to do that with the steady drip of innuendo from the released emails. Then there were the fake news stories, tactics already in use by the right fringes. I think that the rogue NY FBI office, who considered Hillary the devil incarnate and tended to listen to the conspiracy theories, set up Comey so he felt he had no choice but spring the October surprise. If the Electoral College worked the way it was intended to, they would not have confirmed Trump.

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Posted by Dennis Keierleber on 07/09/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “The Curse of Being Hillary

The Democrats hitching themselves to Hillary and Obama has been a disaster for the Party. In eight years the Dems have gone from majorities to minority party in both houses of Congress. Of the fifty States Dems only control three; California, Oregon, and Rhode Island. And they nominated Hillary for President despite her high negatives. To lose to someone as unpopular and untrusted as Donald Trump!
It's called voter rejection. And they're blaming everyone else for it

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Posted by idahoguy101 on 07/08/2017 at 12:48 PM

Re: “The Curse of Being Hillary

Mr Cope, I don't know where you research Hillary Clinton, and as I say this, with only respect to you and your opinions, Christine Marcy and Hillary Clinton run the biggest pedophilia network in the world, for starters. I am sure this sounds like I am anti Hillary, which I am, however I needed to know why this world is the way it is, so I researched and researched....! If you can prove this to be wrong, let me know.

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Posted by Karen Sufficool on 07/07/2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “The Nasty God

Evangelicals are the most ignorant hypocrites on the planet. They pretend they voted for Trump because they thought Hillary was "worse" which is a bunch of disingenuous bunk which was bought and sold among Trump's uneducated fake-news believing base. The real truth that they don't want to admit to is that their self-righteous "morals and values" are on a sliding scale that favors party over their sacred beliefs that they obviously only pretend to ascribe to. I mean really?! How much of their souls did these so called "god-fearing christians" have to carve out before casting a vote for a "man" who perfectly embodies 6 of the 7 Deadly Sins? The only Deadly Sin he doesn't commit is sloth and that's only because he's too busy committing the other 6. Evangelicals can no longer claim to have a moral compass and expect to be taken seriously. Jesus, who was a liberal, would be ashamed that these people claim to be his followers.

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Posted by Jennifer Collins on 06/29/2017 at 8:49 AM


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