Friday, July 25, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Open letter to McClintock

By
From page A5 | October 07, 2013 |

EDITOR:

This is an open letter to Congressman Tom McClintock.

I am writing this letter because you keep saying that your constituents don’t want Obamacare.

I want Obamacare. I have called your office back in Washington D.C. several times to let you know I do not want it “repealed” or “defunded” before it’s been given a chance. Instead you refuse to hear us.

So far my granddaughter and adult son, with preexisting conditions, are covered. For the first time in 10 years our premiums did “not” jump by double digits. And best part is that my No. 3 son can finally shop for heath care coverage. Do you want to take that away? Why? Small businesses get AHA tax breaks, and Walmart has been excused for a year. You and your staff have been excused from it as well (so you can keep your Cadillac plans).

Truth be known, the Affordable Care Act is really a giveaway to the insurance companies. (Republicans were the ones who called it “Obamacare” to stigmatize it. Looks like that backfired.) Insurance companies are really cash-cows, ask any stock broker. But now they have to compete for customers and not dictate “who they will cover.” That’s open competition.

I thought that’s what Republicans and Tea-Party members liked, an open market.

We were losing jobs long before 2009 and Obamacare, so to say it’s costing jobs is a false statement. Compared to what? We didn’t have health care to blame with the financial crash, and the millions of jobs were lost then. You didn’t shut down the government to stop banks from killing jobs and sucking up tax dollars. They did far more harm to this country than Obamacare.

So why is it that you and the other 29 Tea Party House Republicans are fighting so hard to stop Obamacare to the point of bringing down the government? Why are all of you in a panic?

Mr. McClintock, you are an elegant speaker, and you keep saying all you hear is objection to the law.

That can’t be true. Besides my calls, I know personally of seven other Divide residents and at least four Placerville residents who have called and e-mailed you. I have seen three petitions with over 300 to 600 signatures against what you are doing. There is a very loud voice against your actions. Just saying “I don’t hear it” does “not” make it true.

Tom, just look at the 5 million hits on the California’s AHA Website on the first day. That shows a strong interest in “Affordable Health Care.” Why aren’t you taking the lead from the people in your district and not from the insurance companies or freedom works or whoever you listening to. The facts show a very large majority say “No” to what you’re doing. Why aren’t you listening?

PAT SNELLING
Garden Valley

Comments

comments

Letters to the Editor

.

News

 
Scaffolding issue makes for contentious meeting

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
District 2: Candidates debate jobs versus lifestyle

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Accident: 1 bullet hits 2

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

 
 
Help available for breastfeeding mothers

By Health and Human Services Agency | From Page: A3

El Dorado County School Board vacancy

By El Dorado County Office of Education | From Page: A8

 
.

Opinion

Something to think about: More than what you see

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A4

 
Popular science

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

The weekly Daley: A good time to be there…

By Chris Daley | From Page: A4

 
.

Letters

Support of Director Prada

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Uphold the Third Amendment

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Bureaucracy

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

 
Imagination Theater’s play

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Watch whom you’re calling ‘conservative’

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5Comments are off for this post

 
Fake ‘small farms’ steal from residential EID customers

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5Comments are off for this post

People of Placerville

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Computer scam phone calls

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

.

Sports

Sports Scene: July 24, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

 
Quarter century later, Rypien wins ACCG again

By Andrew Hazard | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Outside with Charlie: Paddle time

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A6

 
Midget Lites join tomorrow’s action

By Bill Sullivan | From Page: A6

El Dorado rallies for last-inning victory

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6

 
Rush sit a win from Series

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A7

Tasmanian Devils go undefeated

By Patty Pope | From Page: A7

 
.

Prospecting

El Dorado wines win in Amador

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B1

 
Things to do: July 25, 2014

By Democrat Calendar | From Page: B2

Suds entice the taste buds

By Krysten Kellum | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Rhythm and Views goes bluesy

By | From Page: B3

Have an Hawaiian vacation at Carson Road wineries

By Carson Road Winery Asociation | From Page: B3Comments are off for this post | Gallery

 
Summer fun is happening in Twain Harte

By Fire On | From Page: B4Comments are off for this post

Manzanita doubles the music

By Table Nectar And Manzanita | From Page: B5

 
Recording artist at Busby Cellars

By News Release | From Page: B6

Hands4Hope hosts school supply drive

By News Release | From Page: B6

 
Supergroup plays Harris Center

By Carrera Productions | From Page: B6

Artists invited to go western

By Art On The Divide | From Page: B7

 
Visit Tahoe artists during tour

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: B7

Reggae on the River celebrates 30 years

By Reggae On | From Page: B7Comments are off for this post

 
.

Essentials

Lake levels 7-24-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
Crime Log: July 11-13

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Building permits 7/7-11/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Wallace Murrel Thomas

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

How to have a garden party, minus the whining

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS3

 
Most common mistakes homebuyers make

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

.

Comics

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A9

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A9

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A9

 
Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A9

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A9

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A9

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A9

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Horoscope, Saturday, July 26, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Friday, July 25, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
.

Home Source

How to have a garden party, minus the whining

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS3

Most common mistakes homebuyers make

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4