I don't understand why employers are being held responsible for providing health insurance. I've been grateful for that benefit, but don't think it's an ideal model.
The ACA's "solution" to subsidize insurance companies to provide policies to the poor just adds unnecessary administrative costs and headaches. A much better solution would be to expand Medicare to cover all Americans.
The NRA and other gun lobbyists have created a paranoid class of people who are afraid of their own shadows. This was done to sell guns and make profits for the manufacturers. The first reaction of the paranoiacs with a gun is to shoot anything that unsettles them in the slightest. And, sometimes it seems they are just looking for an excuse to fire bullets at someone.
It's tragic that some people don't have enough common sense to consider and act on non-lethal alternatives. Nearly every day it seems we hear about more senseless shootings of innocents. Many gun owners are a fatal threat to decent society, and the NRA does nothing to curb this horrific trend.
And, in all of these cases, the victim is dead and never gets to tell his side of the encounter.
How could you omit Earth Fare market? It offers 10% off for shoppers who are 60 and over.
NRA-fueled paranoia over harmless bumps in the night, and innocents end up dead. Some people are so afraid of the world that they think they have to shoot to kill everything they don't understand. MTJ is planning on a rebellion where Americans shoot each other, and Conservative is armed against liberals. Sheesh.
Ernestine Meadows, you should stop watching and listening to Faux "news" and its ilk. It has seriously distorted your comprehension of what has happened in our government. For starters, Obama did not try to nationalize the auto industry; he did rescue a vital American industry from extinction, in part as a national security measure. As for soft money, are you not aware of how the GOP has exploited those loopholes with backing from the Supreme Court? The economic crisis began under Bush, and Obama accepted many of the remedies initiated by that Administration. I don't agree with everything Obama has done, but let's keep the facts straight and separate truth from the fiction of right-wing talking points.
I wonder whether Ms. Leonessa's report is truly factual. Her letter offers only provocative and inflammatory third-hand hearsay, at best. Perhaps the TFP will investigate and determine whether the military really is "persecuting" Christians. Perhaps, as often happens, Christians object when other religions are allowed access to the same platforms they want to claim exclusively. (All stores must chime "merry Christ-mas" because Christians say so.)
And, Ms. Leonessa says "The Marines were told," and "soldiers were told," . . . but she doesn't say by whom. Please provide specifics that can be verified.
As for the Sgt. relieved of duty, I suspect that was because of his disrespectful actions, not just because he "believed" in the Biblical view of marriage.
Terry Taylor wants to enforce his (or her) views on everyone else . . . forgetting that freedom means -- at the very least -- that people get to choose whom they love and marry, and what kind of religion to embrace, including none at all. Dictating those choices to others is decidedly un-American. Perhaps Taylor should be the one on a ship, going to a country where such narrow views are enforced.
Mr. Nave is misguided. A Christian friend wisely pointed out that "spare the rod and spoil the child" has been vastly misinterpreted as an excuse for child abuse. She said what the phrase really means is that children should be guided, NOT beaten. She observed that shepherds used their rods to steer the lambs out of danger, not to inflict physical pain. People who routinely whip children are just showing their own inadequacies at parenting. I suspect that children who are beaten are more likely to bully others, because that's the "communication skill" they've been taught by adults.
To an American freedom means other people have an equal right to make choices for their own lives. Freedom does not mean that the self-appointed scolds get to regulate and restrict every behavior they don't like.
Thank you, Matthew Hopkins. The only reason to hide the use of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in our food is that the industry fears people won't eat food that contains them. Some people don't care. But those of us who do care aren't allowed to know. By hiding GMO information from consumers, the big food manufacturers are showing they don't trust us to make an informed choice. One cannot trust food companies that insist on hiding facts that the consumer wants to know.