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Positives diminished

December 22, 2013

My positive line of thought is diminishing rapidly as I read our daily newspapers....

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USABorn

Dec-22-13 4:44 AM

Good letter Mr Cohick.

Unfortunately, it's getting progressively harder to even have a positive line of thought when it comes to anything governmental!

The liberals running elementary schools have gone radically overboard in their persecution of pre-school, kindergarten and 1st grade children.

It's getting harder to make sense of democrat ideas such as wanting to pass a law requiring women to have rape insurance! (Of course, this could come in handy if the women live in NY, a state with a plethora of corruptician perverts.)

As for our veterans, I have never seen two presidents, Clinton and Dumbama, who so des***** the U.S. military. Shillary doesn't like them either. To all 3, our military are only worth being used for photo ops (or holding Dumbama's umbrella).

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eriklatranyi

Dec-22-13 4:46 AM

Weldon Cohick Jr said:

"Inequality in the United States is the most severe of all countries and needs to change."

Really?!

Liberal lunacy and US hatred on display, folks!

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USABorn

Dec-22-13 4:47 AM

d e s p i s e d

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CMReeder

Dec-22-13 6:39 AM

Love it the conservatives do not know what they have wrought on all of us with their miserly ways.

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gavinf56

Dec-22-13 7:32 AM

The yearly increases in SS is based upon the prior years inflation rate, and has been that way since 1975.

I would be interested in hearing how the Conservitives "wrought on all of us with their miserly ways."?

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Ritty77

Dec-22-13 7:51 AM

I, too, would be interested in some examples of Conservatives' miserly ways. Don't studies suggest that Conservatives are equally or more likely to be charitable?

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enigma

Dec-22-13 7:55 AM

What does the rest of this letter have to do with the treatment of veterans? That appears to be an afterthought, thrown in to make it personal. I despise whiney veterans. I for one did not serve my country to get special treatment. The very purpose of military service is to guarantee equal treatment of all. Yes, we all owe veterans a debt of gratitude, but for veterans to whine is unbecoming. Just my opinion.

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Capricorn1

Dec-22-13 8:10 AM

Enigma, I think he is probably referring to the fact that the new budget outlines the requirement to cut military retirement cost of living adjustments by one percent below the rate of inflation every year. May not seem like much, but times that by 10 or 20 years and I'm sure many would not like to see their pay cut by 20% or more over the years. I'm sure other federal pay such as retirement for our congressional leaders is not getting the same reductions. It's not whining, it just should apply to everyone.

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CMReeder

Dec-22-13 8:25 AM

"I would be interested in hearing how the Conservatives "wrought on all of us with their miserly ways."?" -Gavin56

Well I already know that you are not interested at all. But one would have to look no further than the recent messages coming from Pope Francis. But then conservatives have labeled him a 'Marxist' and therefore his remarks have been nullified by them. Then you have conservatives drastically cutting food stamps and unemployment and other social programs for the poor which includes veterans.

The study that was pointed out if you take a closer look you will find the following: Republicans are wealthier than Democrats which gives them a higher percentage but doesn't equate with more giving. A more recent study showed that when tested conservatives are more likely to cheat and lie than a liberal especially if there is a monetary gain in it for them. In the study about charitable giving those who call themselves 'independent' give even less than a Democra

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gavinf56

Dec-22-13 8:27 AM

Chuck, we are talking about SS raises.

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gavinf56

Dec-22-13 8:28 AM

Well then surely you can point us to those studies you cite?

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gavinf56

Dec-22-13 8:31 AM

"Then you have conservatives drastically cutting food stamps and unemployment and other social programs for the poor which includes veterans." - CMReeder

So by not extending the increases in food stamps that were part of the Stimulus Bill or extending u.c. past the standard time allotment is now a cut?

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gavinf56

Dec-22-13 8:33 AM

"Well I already know that you are not interested at all." - CMReeder

That is not true Chuck. I am interested in the truth, just not Liberal spin.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-22-13 9:23 AM

Mr. Reeder said:

"Then you have conservatives drastically cutting food stamps and unemployment and other social programs for the poor which includes veterans. "

No cuts, Mr. Reeder, you liberal LIAR.

Reductions in the increase for years 3 and more.

By that time, there will be a new Congress that has to vote on that anyway, so all this handwringing is juvenile.

Once again, liberals never see the need to reduce one social program.....meaning unemployment, welfare, and disability all keep getting worse under liberal leadership and are not solved.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-22-13 9:37 AM

Let's talk about real cuts....like the 3.5% cut to Medicare's Home Health Care program enacted (without congressional authority) by President Obama so the funds could be used to mask the deficit being created by Obamacare.

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spike2

Dec-22-13 10:29 AM

I get sick of this whole school of thought, on both sides. Frankly, no one is persecuted. Disliking is not persecution. I would need more info re: Home Health. Like nearly all programs, fat exists. Home Health and Hospice are different. Some patients need extra help post-discharge. However, if we are funding situations where the family doesn't step up and also rejects assisted living or full-care, a dilemma. No one will ever want a program, retirement or a program that benefits someone they care about cut or reduced. There is never parity in the eyes of the public. It does have to begin somewhere. Second, saying Obama personally made the cuts is ridiculous. Congress holds the checkbook folks. The majority of Congress and the President are opposite parties. If there is blame, it goes to all sides.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-22-13 1:58 PM

Spike:

Search for the articles. There are plenty.

It was unilateral by President Obama via Obamacare. The total cut over multiple years to home health care will be 14%, according to multiple sources.

But, yes, this was done by the President himself and without congress....unless you want to say the ACA granted that power to the President.

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rmiller

Dec-22-13 2:34 PM

Good letter, Mr. Cohick...get ready for the onslaught of the progressive mud slinging!

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spike2

Dec-22-13 2:37 PM

Erik - Obama didn't write Obamacare. the real name is the AHCA, remember. Obama got it into law. he did not sit up at night and write the act. I can only say I am not upset re: reduction in Home Health until I know other provisions were not increased under the name of another service. I simply don't know.

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rmiller

Dec-22-13 2:44 PM

Spike,

"Erik - Obama didn't write Obamacare."

He owns this Spike, free and clear.

Maybe he didn't write it all, but he enlisted his dogma in critical areas of life support for elderly and the not so valuable/viable members so society. His handwriting is all through the bill, because things are surfacing that describe him to a T in the documentary 2016. BTW, the documentary is coming eerily alive.

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Alsever

Dec-22-13 3:44 PM

Served 31 months in combat in Viet Nam and a lot of guys there were a bunch of whiners and cry babies afraid to die. Vets don't need special treatment. And as for Social Security and Medicare, why don't they just shut them down for 5 years and there will then be a surplus. Oman shut down their entire Health system for 5 years and got rid of a lot of problems. AARP is as bad as the Taliban as they are out to destroy the US.

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rmiller

Dec-22-13 4:07 PM

Alsever,

Your post is pathetic.

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Capricorn1

Dec-22-13 10:52 PM

Relene I agree.

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CMReeder

Dec-23-13 12:24 AM

'...get ready for the onslaught of the progressive mud slinging!"

So says the mud slinging conservative.

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CMReeder

Dec-23-13 12:26 AM

Like I said Gavin you were really not interested. You are allergic to the truth.

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