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Rants & raves
Rating: 3 / 5 (24 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Sep 28 - 00:45

Think about Medicare

As a registered nurse caring for senior citizens (both Republican and Democrat), for the past 15 years, I have heard a lot of complaints about a lot of things, but the only complaint I have ever heard about Medicare was the donut hole, which our president has fixed.

Remember, a vote for Obama is a vote for Medicare. Who knows what Romney would do to our Medicare, not to mention Social Security. Beware the wolf in sheep's clothing

Bravo doctors

I would like to comment on two Martin Memorial Health Care doctors in Hobe Sound who really care about the health of me and my husband.

Dr. Keller and Dr. Hirt take the time to talk to us and let us know exactly what needs to be done with our healthcare. I would also like to say also that their staff is wonderful and very caring, as well. So refreshing! Thank you.

More about leaving the Treasure Coast

Just a few facts for those who are leaving us.

No. 1.The majority of people living on the Treasure Coast are not southerners, but are from the northeast.

No.2. Southerners are generally friendly, hospitable and helpful. We don't tailgate or shout obscenities because the driver in front of us is unwilling to break the law and speed over the posted limit. We tend to strike up a conversation with strangers while in line at the post office, grocery store, etc.

No.3. We tend to make eye contact with people because to not do so is a sign of someone with something up their sleeve.

No. 4. A good number of us are college educated, and not "just a bunch of hillbilly rednecks" like Hollywood would have you think.

No. 5. I tend to see more segregation and bigoted attitudes "up north" than I ever saw in the south.

So before you jump on the old bandwagon to slam a southerner, get to know one. The Treasure Coast is the way it is because the northeasterners bring their poor attitudes, always in a rush, me first and liberal politics with them when they move here.

Hey, if you don't like it, please, move back home, I'm sure you'll fit right in!

What about a third choice?

I find it fascinating that Americans are satisfied with having just two choices when it comes to electing an individual for the most powerful position on the planet. Would you be satisfied if your only choices in automobiles were a black Ford or a green Chevy?

How would you react if the government decided that you could only choose between two cellular phone service providers or two grocery store chains?

I'd be willing to bet that the entire country would be ready to revolt. So why only two choices for president? Well, I'll tell you why.

The Democrats and Republicans have a monopoly on the American political system and they aren't about to loosen their grip any time soon unless we the people demand that they allow other voices to be heard.

Another choice that all Americans will have on their ballots in November is Gov. Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray, his running mate. They are the Libertarian candidates for president and vice president. Now, you're probably shaking your head asking who the heck is Gary Johnson? Well, he's the former two-term governor of New Mexico who vetoed 750 bills while in office, more than all of the other 49 governors combined. He left office with a budget surplus by shrinking government and lowering taxes. He's a true entrepreneur having started a handyman business that grew to employ 1,000 people.

Mr. Johnson will be on the ballot in all 50 states but you certainly wouldn't know that by watching the evening news because the mainstream media refuses to cover his candidacy and his campaign.

I implore you to take a few minutes and visit his website at www.GaryJohnson2012.com. You may just be very pleasantly surprised at what you find.

Not saying much

Gov. Romney has been talking a great deal over the past several months but has said very little as to what he would do as president.

He talks about lowering taxes but does not say what loop holes he would close. He talks about lowering the debt but does not say exactly how he will do it. He talks about the need to deal with entitlements but does not say exactly what action he would take to address entitlements.

He states he will repeal Obama care but now indicates he will keep some parts of Obama care but again does not say what parts he would keep.

The devil is in the details. Gov. Romney does not provide the details. This clearly indicates the big money contributors to Gov. Romney's campaign will provide the details as to the action to be taken once he is elected.

In summary, Gov. Romney talks a lot but says very little.

Why we fail

Half of Americans pay no federal income tax. They have no incentive to have careful, prudent leadership in Washington. They enjoy the government largess. The other half pay the bills. This is how a country fails.

There's a lesson here for everyone who loves the U.S.A. Remember on Nov. 6.

Follow Europe

Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Italy have shown the way. They have given us an insight into how socialist governments can overspend and drive their economies to the precipice. It's not pretty.

Unfortunately, big spenders in Washington refuse to read the warning signs. The highway to bankruptcy is clearly marked. For the sake of the next generation, let's not take that path.

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