Opinion Line (Feb. 10)

02/10/2014 12:00 AM

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I got a phone call from Rep. Mike Pompeo to join a town hall meeting by phone. The caller ID came up as “U.S. government.” Is Pompeo’s ego getting a little out of control?

The president wants to eliminate red tape. He probably wants to use it to draw red lines – like in Syria. How is that working out?

Why would a for-profit company get the right to deny health coverage approved by the federal government? What’s next? Vaccinations? There needs to be an end to this, and instead the state of Kansas supports it.

The reader who was happy to be paying $53 per month for ACA insurance took the bait for Obama’s mousetrap. Soon his premiums will be tripled, paperwork will take longer, doctors will disappear, and he might wait 55 days to see a doctor. Not a good choice.

To those whose ACA premiums are lower: Welcome to socialism. My premium went up by $230 per month and my benefits stayed the same. The reason given was “because I make too much money.”

Republicans: You are not going to win by talking about Obamacare, Benghazi, abortion, contraception, IRS scandal, etc. But since I am a Democrat, I hope you keep talking about them.

With all that is going on in the U.S. and the rest of the world, Democrats’ game plan is to bellyache about Fox News. Good grief.

So many of our legislators, who drive way to the right, should realize that the only place for them to move further is into the ditch.

I saw the Coke commercial where “America the Beautiful” was sung in numerous languages represented by an equal number of nationalities, and I was truly touched. How wonderful that others appreciate the beauty that is all around us, including the beauty in people.

The Super Bowl was bad but the halftime music was totally bad. Come on – let’s have something that sounds like music.

The most interesting thing about the Super Bowl was the ad where Bob Dylan had apparently become a new car salesman. What’s next? Selling used cars? The times, they are a changin’.

Many thanks to the kind gentleman who paid for lunches for my friend and me at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis. My friend’s husband is critically ill, and this act of kindness was the bright spot in her day. May God bless you.

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