Letters to the editor

Aug. 18, 2013 @ 11:30 AM

Obama violates law

In 2010, the Democrats controlled both the U. S. Senate and the U. S. House of Representatives. At that time Democrat lawmakers enacted the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. This law forces all Americans to purchase health care insurance. Since the law was enacted and the Supreme Court ruled on it, Obama has changed and delayed parts of the law; by doing that he violated the law. Obama is delaying parts of the law until after the next election because if parts of the law were implemented at the time the law calls for, people would see the law is unreasonable and oppressive and will cost Americans billions of dollars in health insurance premiums. That would cause more Democrats to be voted out of office.

One change Obama made in the law was not reported by the news media. Obama will subsidize 75 percent of health insurance premiums for all 535 members of the U. S. Congress and all of the thousands of their staff members. Taxpayers will be forced to pay their own health insurance premiums plus 75 percent of all members of Congress’ premiums and 75 percent of all of their staff members’ premiums. Obama’s reason for these subsidies is to reward Democrats and try to persuade Republican members of Congress to stop opposing Obamacare.

Obama has violated the Affordable Care Act and is playing politics with the law. It is time for the Supreme Court to take a look at Obama’s violations of this law.

James R. Hardy

Hillsborough

 

Pave cemetery roads

I understand that the Town of Hillsborough wants to widen the sidewalks on Churton Street. Why?

That is a waste of money that could be used for something else what would be beneficial, like the road in the cemetery. You could and should spend the money to have all the roads in the cemetery paved with at least two inches of I-2 topping, and you would not have to worry about it anymore.

But I do not guess that you are worried about it anyway, because if you were, you would have thought about that instead of wasting money on a silly thing like widening the sidewalks on Churton Street.

Someone has been in the cemetery painting spots in the roads, so I guess that they thought about patching it out, but the whole road needs it, not just in spots.

If you want to spend money, spend it where it would do some good, and it would be appreciates. So please pave the streets in the cemetery.

Richard Albert

Hillsborough