People have trouble trusting President Obama
Jan. 19, 2014 at 4:03 p.m.
Updated Jan. 18, 2014 at 7:19 p.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
The letter printed in the Jan. 14 edition of the Advocate requires a response. The writer states that the GOP is trying to "eliminate the Affordable Care Act," more commonly known as "Obamacare." I believe that a more honest view would be that more than 60 percent of this country doesn't trust the people who have bulldozed this bill upon America. Let's look at a few of the "promises" President Obama has made to us.
"Obamacare will be good for America" or the famous "You can keep your family doctor" or better yet, "If you like it, you can keep your current health care plan" - all of which have been proven to be untrue. The list of bending the truth to the American people goes on and on from the IRS spying to Benghazi. The statement that President Obama made saying "I will have the most transparent administration in history" has been sorely lacking. These are just a few of the reasons the GOP and Independents don't trust "Obamacare." What is the next lie to come up?
Would the letter writer sign a contract on a new car without reading it? Remember Nancy Pelosi's statement on "Obamacare"? "But we have to pass the bill (ACA) so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy." If someone came to me with a contract and said that, I would - and I'm sure the letter writer would - have some serious doubts popping up.
No, the GOP and 60-plus percent of the country have serious doubts now and are just starting to realize that "Obamacare" is not the answer to affordable health care.
Miles Auderer, Victoria