In the past year, a number of veterans or widows residing in the area served by this newspaper and receiving VA pensions were notified their benefits were to be stopped until an over payment they received had been paid.
Since the massacre of 17 Afghan civilians, Army sergeant Robert Bales has now “lawyered up” and said he doesn’t remember anything. How convenient.
News reports have indicated that his trial on those charges will likely take a long time. We’re just not in a rush to convict American soldiers of much of anything, are we?
Friday, March 23rd marks the two year anniversary of President Obama signing into law the disastrous government takeover of our health care system. Two years ago, as Congressional Democrats pushed the so-called health care reform through Congress, they assured the American people that health care costs would go down and that individuals would be able to keep their current health insurance if they liked it. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have taken up the issue of health care reform, specifically President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
The constitutionality of the law, especially the “individual mandate” that requires everyone to buy health insurance, will be decided. The court has been hearing arguments since Monday.
I was wondering how long it would be before Rick Howell would write about the mass murder allegedly carried out by an American soldier in Afghanistan. His Liberal Agenda column in last week’s paper did not disappoint me. It was everything I expected it to be, right down to his drawing a parallel between this crime and the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.
As I continue meeting and talking with citizens across the 5th District, it remains clear that too many are suffering not only from the President’s economic policies, but also from the budget-busting policies put forth in the government takeover of health care that was signed into law nearly two years ago today.