Looks like we have finally gotten to the crux of the matter on why the Obamacare website has failed. When Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that she didn’t work for the people, that pretty much laid it out on the table on why she doesn’t think she needs to resign. She needs to have a major attitude readjustment as she heads out the door!
The FDA has decreed changes in the way doctors can prescribe Vicodin and other common pain medications. Why is the FDA in charge of my medical care instead of my doctor? Why does the FDA think they know better than my doctor? Our government is supposed to be “by and for the people.” Folks, the tail is wagging the dog. Why does the FDA have the authority to make these kinds of decisions? Because our beloved Congress gave it to them.
Jennifer Kannan has four family members out of 1,300 employees who work for the city of Methuen. Mayor Stephen Zanni is desperate by using personal attacks and misleads the public about his results. He is also running a campaign of fear and smear tactics. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, we must elect Jennifer Kannan for a better Methuen.
I have two children in the Comprehensive Grammar School in Methuen. I was horrified when I went to help out in their classrooms, and found out they had no textbooks for any subject! Their entire learning comes from teacher-created materials. I always read in the paper about low test scores. How can we expect young children to succeed when teachers aren’t given the proper materials needed to teach our kids? I would like to know where all our tax money is going when children in the elementary grades do not even have textbooks! Then I hear from my neighbor that her high school son’s class was given iPads! Is this for real? My 6- and 7-year-olds don’t have textbooks! But freshmen have iPads! Hmm. What’s wrong with this picture?
The statistics on Sweden the other day are incorrect. It doesn’t have the highest standard of living. I wonder how would the caller feel if you had to pay a 60-percent tax rate? The total tax collected by the various levels of government in Sweden is over 50 percent of GDP. Denmark just recently barely passed Sweden as the highest taxed country in the industrialized world. The Swedes have been cutting back on the welfare state since the 1980s.
Here we go again. Once more my health insurance has been canceled by MassHealth saying my income is 300 percent over the poverty level. My income hasn’t changed in over three years. When I call my provider they say my next review isn’t until October 2014. Then I see Obamacare that is supposed to help me get insurance and I get no satisfaction from the health connector. We have a mandatory health insurance requirement or get fined and you can’t get it. I have a condition that requires me to see my doctor every three months and I can’t. I’m very disgusted with this state. I’m a veteran and they won’t help me.
To the Sound Off caller who wants European socialism: If that is what you want then by all means please move to Sweden, Denmark, Norway, England or France and have a nanny state to take care of you. That is not what this country was founded on. This country was a land of opportunity. If you worked hard and caught a lucky break, you might make your fortune. It was never about what entitlement program you can get.