Monday, July 28, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Garon’s comedy hour

By
From page A5 | November 06, 2013 |

EDITOR:

I see John Garon using an Alice in Wonderland metaphor to try to denigrate the Tea Party and praise Obamacare. I have to admit that your use of Alice in Wonderland is appropriate since if anybody ever resided in Never Never Land, it’s you.

In his convoluted and bizarre letter Mr. Garon tries to say that anybody that supports the second amendment and opposes the debacle of Obamacare is irrational. Linking the Second Amendment and Obamacare requires a warped mind, so let’s take them individually. He says that the Tea Party supports a gun in every hand to make us safer.

First, while the Tea Party does support the Second Amendment, its main focus is the size of government and the crushing debt that is being left for our grandchildren. But back to the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment is a right enumerated in the Bill of Rights. It doesn’t mandate that everybody own a gun just like the Constitution doesn’t mandate that everybody vote. Although it ensures their right to do so. A right is something that you are free to exercise or not at your discretion.

Now to the debacle of Obamacare. Where to start? I suppose we could mention the Website that after hundreds of millions of dollars being spent looks like it was designed by a second grade computer class. Talk about a cluster. Then we could move on to that bald-faced lie that if you liked your plan you could keep it. Obama was still saying that in 2012. However, a recently released memo from the IRS told the administration in 2010 that millions of individual policy holders would lose their coverage because the cost of their plans would skyrocket and many insurers were expected to cancel them altogether. Anybody following the news knows that this has been happening almost daily.

One of the idiotic reasons that costs are rising is that Obamacare is forcing standardized coverage that for many just doesn’t make sense — like a grandmother paying for neo-natal coverage. With the multitude of almost daily disasters associated with this ill-conceived healthcare plan even a group of Senate Democrats are calling for a postponement of its implementation. If the administration does postpone implementation it will be a real hoot since the GOP was willing to end the shutdown for just such a postponement. For the Democrats to do now what would have avoided the shutdown in the first place would be ironic in the extreme.

GEORGE ALGER
Placerville

Comments

comments

Letters to the Editor

.

News

 
County’s chief lawyer: No Brown Act violation

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1

General Plan workshop today

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1

 
Two growth control initiatives get green light

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1

Sand Fire burns more than 4,000 acres

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Fatal accident in Camino

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Agricultural Crop and Livestock Report released

By Ross Branch | From Page: A3

 
35 people displaced in Tahoe hotel fire

By Tahoe Tribune | From Page: A3 | Gallery

.

Opinion

The balancing act: Toxic waste spreads

By Larry Weitzman | From Page: A4, 2 Comments

 
Bee-ing silly

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

 
.

Letters

Letter to Speaker of the House

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
GDPUD misinformation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

At the crossroads

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
Want more water?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

Refugee crisis

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
.

Sports

Camp experience is ‘priceless’

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Speedway races cancelled

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

El Dorado doubles up on Pro Players

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Under the Scoreboard: July 26, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

Schedule: July 28 – Aug. 2, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

 
Roundup: July 26, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

Local spiker shines

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

 
Sports Scene: July 26, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

.

Prospecting

A beautiful day at Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm

By Cathy Barsotti | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Foothill gourmet: Things get corny

By Donna Brown | From Page: B2

Bipolar Insights: From point A to point B

By Marcia Rose | From Page: B2

 
Cool time at Cowboys and Cornbread

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

As we were: Recreation district grows

By Ken Deibert | From Page: B4

 
Cantare names new director

By Cantare Chorale | From Page: B10

 
After 5 Club to meet

By Senior Day | From Page: B10

.

Essentials

Divorces

By Charlotte Sanchez-Kosa | From Page: A2Comments are off for this post

 
DUI Log: June 25-July 9

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Crime Log: July 14-16

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

American Profile Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Tuesday, July 29, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Monday, July 28, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8