December 30, 2013
Readers' voice: Dec. 31, 2013
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It's so sad to see my beloved country being manipulated into polarized left and right camps over trivial but colorful issues when the real threat is what divides the top and bottom.
To the reader who claimed that bureaucracies always cost more and pointed to Obamacare as proof, one only needs to point to Medicare to disprove that claim. Obamacare is over-complicated by the fact that health insurance companies were dealt into the game. As they and their obscene profits are the major part of the problem, they should never have been part of the solution.
The reason all Shelley Moore Capito talks about is coal, coal, coal is because she is in the pocket of the coal industry.
It's sad that most people will believe what they are told or read in an old book, but won't believe the evidence presented by their eyes, ears and a reasoning brain.
I've never heard Congress utter a word about cutting their entitlements and benefits to help with the budget.
First, we get reports that the NSA has colluded with various encryption services to make them easier to break. Then we get reports that cyber-thieves were able to hack into Target and steal credit information from up to 40 million people. I'm sure that if there was a connection, our mainstream corporate media would inform me.
If approached by any young person asking for advice as to a career where they can be set for life, I would tell them to become an out-of-state highway sign, guardrail, or striping contractor and then dole out whatever graft it takes for doing business in West Virginia.
Something is upside down in this state and this country when a government issued photo ID is required to buy over-the-counter cold medicine for which the misuse of it has effected very few people, but a vote can be cast by anyone legally or illegally a resident, living or dead, for which the results can be catastrophic for millions.
Scrolling through Facebook pages and looking at hundreds of Christmas photos people have posted. Seems to me if you see overweight kids and adults in the picture, there's usually a PlayStation or Xbox video game system somewhere under the tree.
To the person trying to equate health care with "legal care," you know perfectly well that all people, young and old, need to go to the doctor and dentist periodically for a check-up, generally twice a year. The average person might need legal advice once or twice in an entire lifetime, and if they can't afford an attorney, Legal Aid is already available.
My wife is a caregiver who works for an elderly couple. She worked on Christmas Day, which also happens to be her birthday. They gave her a $50 bonus, but live in a big huge mansion. Why are rich people so petty and greedy? It's ridiculous.