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Government needs to be honest with voters

By Victoria Advocate
April 15, 2014 at 4:03 p.m.
Updated April 14, 2014 at 11:15 p.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

I'm a Republican, and I think that my party's leadership is acting stupidly. The Affordable Care Act is the law of the land, and as long as a Democrat is in the White House, it is not going to be repealed. The Obama administration's 30-plus changes have just delayed the implementation of the major features of the bill. I say let's just roll out the entire bill so we can see what aspects need and can be changed to make it work.

Then, if it isn't fixable, replace it. Republicans have only themselves to blame since they could not come up with a coherent alternative plan.

My personal feeling is that the ACA as written will be much more expensive than President Obama promised us. He said the bill would "not add one thin dime to our national debt." It won't. It will add several trillion dimes over the next decade. All Americans should demand that our federal government tell us the truth and quit spinning the facts so that the political party that is in power can stay in power.

Is that too much to ask of our public servants?

Carleton K. Thompson Jr., Hallettsville

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