Why did W.Va. voters reject access to care?
I can't understand why West Virginians vote against their best interests. President Obama put a health-care bill in place that clearly helps every West Virginian. Republicans are determined to overturn it by telling many lies about it. It does not take money from Medicare; it does not have death panels; nor does it limit your access to good care.
Republicans in the House and Senate promise to repeal what is helpful to our citizens and take us back to a system that limits quality health care to only those who can pay high prices for it. In West Virginia, we have an aging population and one of the lowest income rates in the nation. Why did West Virginians vote for those who care so little about the health care of our citizens?
Virginia Lynch Graf
Obama's extremism squanders good will
In President Obama's first meeting with Republicans in Congress in 2009, he told them, "I won and you lost," and that is how his quest for change began.
Shortly after Obama took office, I became disillusioned with his constant misrepresentation of his true agenda. For example, the president bragged about his "all of the above" energy policy, when in reality he was doing his level best, and with great zeal, to render coal, oil and gas obsolete.
The president has accomplished little during his tenure and the country has suffered unnecessarily due to his arrogance and refusal to talk and work openly and honestly with others. At first, I agreed with the president, in principle, but became appalled at his indifference toward the people and the economy of our country. He is too extreme in his quest of socialist policies - and the sad thing is, a milder and more realistic implementation of those policies might have done the country some good.
Last, but not least, with the playing of the race card, he has squandered much of the good will and loyalty that early on inspired and championed his presidency. To his own detriment, he has abandoned the fact that no matter our station in life, we are all God's children, and that alone may be his undoing. Obama could have learned from much from President Clinton's playbook of moderation and compromise, but alas he has proved himself too arrogant for his own good.
Von Albert Ehman
Stop letting religion dictate trick-or-treat