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Trump Declares War On Important Values
We can add two more “triumphs” to the Trump resume: He has declared America to be a racist, hateful country, and we have declared war on the environment.
Lawrence A, Williamson
Trump Flipped-Flopped On Health Insurance
Trump stated, as recently as January, that “We’re going to have insurance for everybody. There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.”
If he had brought forward a bill that followed that commitment, Democrats would have joined with moderate Republicans to pass the bill. Instead, he brought forth a bill that would leave 24 million fewer Americans insured, which neither Democrats, moderate Republicans, conservative Republicans or about 90 percent of the populace could support.
La Mesa, California
MoneyGram Promises To Protect Military
Having served in the U.S. military, we know how important peace of mind and security are for our service members. That is why at MoneyGram, we make protecting U.S. and military families’ data a priority.
We have implemented stringent data protection policies and practices that protect consumer privacy while adhering to state and federal laws. These safeguards would remain in place under the proposed acquisition of MoneyGram by Ant Financial, and our commitment to security and the U.S. would not change. Our company will continue to be headquartered in Dallas and our information technology infrastructure and compliance functions would remain stateside. Under the acquisition terms, all U.S. data will continue to be stored in our secure IT facility in Minneapolis.
For over 75 years, MoneyGram has been proud to serve military families — remaining a trusted resource for reliable money transfer services that connects friends and families in over 200 countries.
Head of Infrastructure & Operations
CBO’s Record Isn’t Perfect
Lest anyone’s hands fall off from wringing them over the Congressional Budget Office’s predicting the results of the House’s American Health Care Act, just take a deep breath and examine the reliability of its previous estimates in the health arena.
For example, in 2003 the CBO overestimated the budgetary cost of Medicare’s prescription drug coverage by a whopping 40 percent, simply because they failed to understand the impact of competition among insurers. And more recently, it predicted that Obamacare enrollment would be millions higher in 2016 than actually occurred.
As for the prospect of individuals losing Medicaid coverage, what frame of mind would justify taxpayers’ having to pay the medical costs of a healthy, working-age adult without children?
Mooresville, North Carolina
Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal
West Virginia needs to step up. I do not advocate it as recreational use or violent felons being eligible to use it. It has been proven by the Veterans Administration to allow the decrease in pills prescribed. Hopefully the legislature will wise up in the next session.
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