Letters: Health-care debate
October 30, 2012 6:42PM
Updated: October 2, 2013 2:38PM
In reply to the comments on socialism vs. communism from the gentleman from Malden (letters, Oct. 18):
1. He needs to talk to people from Canada and Scandinavia and most Europeans about the quality of their socialized medicine. People from Canada come down here to get medical treatment.
2. In case you didn’t know, we pay for Social Security our whole working life and/or union pensions. When retired, we pay for Medicare, which only covers 80 percent of the program’s pre-established cost. The rest is covered by a supplemental policy which we pay for.
3. Our Constitution provides for military, fire, education and police. If you haven’t done so, read at least the preamble. We pay for this with our taxes, which are going to be a lot more under a socialist, communist or secular progressive ideology. Guess which one our current president wants.
Also, wait until you get the bill for “Obamacare” and if you haven’t done so, ask your care-givers what they think about Obamacare.
4. One more point is that we are a republic. “One nation, under God!” Ask the secular progressives what they believe .
Tattoo law ridiculous
This is regarding the young man who was in the Marines and was not allowed to re-enlist in the Marine Corps because he had a tattoo.
What a bad policy. This young man wanted to go back into the Marines to protect our country. This is a slap in the face of all men, women and U.S. veterans.
When I was in the service in the ’60s, about half the men in our company had tattoos; it was no big thing.
Our president said it’s OK to let illegal aliens into the service, but that’s OK. But, an American can’t serve if he has a tattoo.
I cannot believe our Congress and Senate let this happen. Does this mean if we get into a war, and our government starts up the draft, that those who have a tattoo will not get drafted?
If so, no more going to Canada. Just get a tattoo.
This is just another reason everyone up for re-election — Democrat and Republican — has to go in November. These young men and women are putting their lives on the line for us, and our government says they can’t enlist or serve with a tattoo.
Felix A. Orasco