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NOT THE TRACK RECORD OF A BRAIN SURGEON
Re: Robert M. Goldberg’s A Trillion Dollars in Incompetence:
One wonders if those touting a “universal” government “health care” plan have considered if GM’s and Chrysler’s union health care plans bankrupted and destroyed those companies, what will a larger and more cumbersome government “health care plan” do to the country?
With the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats
creating a $2+ trillion dollar deficit in a month and the
corresponding collapse of the job market, how will things be
“better” if the same dolts who created our current financial mess
run a costly and gigantic health care system? I know that for the
effete oligarchy now running our government magical thinking
trumps simple facts and reality, but surely some of them have
watched “Sesame Street” and learned some simple math and know
from history that when Democrats create a bureaucracy it means
adding billions of dollars to the actual cost of the program
while subtracting from the quality of the care or service
rendered to the overburden taxpayers.
— Michael Tomlinson
Jacksonville, North Carolina
So let’s see if I understand: the Obama automobile
bail-outs stole the supposedly 100 percent secured
investment of the bondholders and gave the money to the auto
workers. The Kennedy health care plan will cost over a trillion
dollars and use tax money to pay for the current style
of auto workers health care. It will provide Cadillac Health
Care to the UAW while they make tiny cars resemble garbage carts
with electric motors and windshields, that none will want to buy.
Meanwhile, the rest of us will get rationed care, except the old
who will be set adrift on an ice flow, unless of course they melt
from global warming. Is that about it? Gee, what a shock for the
auto workers when they get older.
— Phillip Thompson
Re: Jay D. Homnick’s Petal to the Meddle:
Jay Homnick has done it again. His piece on the 60’s brats gives
me a warm feeling! Interesting that my first exposure to him was
a piece making fun of us poor souls living south of the
Mason-Dixon Line (at the time I lived in Alabama). The occasion
was a recognition of Robert E. Lee’s birthday. My letter was a
cut he felt needed a direct reply. He did so to my e-mail. Since,
I have enjoyed and have been appreciative of his many columns.
Keep up keeping up Jay!
— M.J. Turkelson
BUT CAN HE FIELD?
Re: Lisa Fabrizio’s Two Hands, Luis!
Lisa Fabrizio will understand my wish. She is always a must read
on Wednesday. In honor of her I am clicking on the donate
button. All the best to you, Lisa. One lucky dude up in
— Robert Yatto
THE WORST GENERATION
Re: Andrew B. Wilson’s D-Day and the Aging Frenchman:
When the day finally comes, and all those who lived through World
War II are dead and gone, I wonder what those who came long after
will say about what was done. Given some of the things that have
already been said about it, I’m none too happy about what will
— Robert Nowall
Cape Coral, Florida
NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WELL-READ
Re: Bill Croke’s Hitting the Books:
I remember the Scholastic Book Club with fondness. But I generally picked through the lists and picked out what looked like science fiction — my main reading habit in those days. I think the only one Mr. Croke mentions that I got through was “Captains Courageous.”
I have a certain amount of regret now for not reading some of these then and there. Certainly over the next few years, when I encountered and read some of those mentioned, I enjoyed them. I might have enriched myself and my worldview much earlier in life if I had.
Ah, well, there’s no undoing what’s been done here. As for what
the junior-high student renewing his books, at least he’s
— Robert Nowall
Cape Coral, Florida
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS, AND
Re: Ilan Berman’s Interesting Times in Tehran:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?