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Look at the facts

By From page A5 | November 11, 2013

EDITOR:

In the Oct. 28 paper is another short letter from John Garon and he ends his missive with the statement: “A word means exactly what I say it means, no more, no less.”

President Obama could have made that statement. I don’t know what world John is living in, as it is becoming abundantly clear that the two examples he quotes give the lie to this statement.

No. 1, it has been proven that as more guns are allowed in the hands of the populace, the crime rates have gone down in every instance, no exceptions. Death and injury rates have not only not gone up but have decreased in every instance. The courts have held that the police have no individual responsibility to protect us but only the general populace. Who then is to protect us individuals? Gun control only disarms the honest law-abiding citizen while leaving the dishonest criminals free to ignore the law as they attack us.

No. 2, the Affordable Health Care law is proving to be the exact opposite of its title as insurance rates are going up by hundreds of percent. More patients are being created with no increase in the number of health care professionals to take care of them.

The same thing applies to the newly insured who aren’t having to pay their fair share of the insurance costs, throwing their costs onto the backs of those already insured at their own expense. Supply and demand will raise the cost of health care, as always happens in socialism.

Socialism has never worked, with no exceptions, in every instance where it has been tried. Why should it work now? Insanity has been described as doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. Socialism has been a historical example of this premise. I would suggest that this Humpty Dumpty get his head out of the clouds and look at the facts, however distasteful that may be, and he will see that things are a lot different than what he theorizes.

BYRON MOBUS
Cameron Park

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