Defending Obamacare not backed up with facts

info@islandpacket.comOctober 27, 2013 

An Oct. 7 letter related Democratic talking points on the government shutdown.

President Barack Obama will talk to the Iranian president, but refused to negotiate with Republicans. They didn't want to shut down the government and submitted 14 bills. Obama says he refuses to change Obamacare, but he already has changed it (which only Congress has the power to do), issuing waivers to unions, big businesses and Congress and its staff. He refuses to offer waivers to small businesses and average Americans. If Obamacare is so great, why are the connected exempt.

Obama wants the debt ceiling raised. As a senator, he voted against increasing the debt ceiling. He's like a teenager wanting to spend, spend. In five years, he increased debt to almost $17 trillion. If your teenager maxed his credit card, would you increase his limit or tell him to reduce spending.

An Oct. 9 letter stated that Sen. Ted Cruz lied about the Cleveland Clinic's budget cut. On Sept. 18, the president of the Cleveland Clinic blamed a $300 million budget cut on Obamacare. He later changed his statement, but he did originally blame Obamacare. Other companies reducing staff or hours are Summa, General Health Systems, University Hospitals, UPS, Subway, Trader Joe's, Home Depot, McDonald's, Walmart and many small businesses. Obamacare is on track to ruin this country.

Lee Sgroi

Bluffton

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