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Letters to the editor: GOP health bill confusing

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Published 11:23 a.m. CT July 20, 2017 | Updated 11:30 a.m. CT July 20, 2017

GOP health bill confusing

There is confusion in the Republican “Repeal and Replace” bills. It’s “…. I say to you, inasmuch as you did to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” The Republican bills take health care coverage from the working poor and give a giant tax cut to the rich. See Matthew 25:40. It implies you should help the poor not hurt them.

The CBO projects 22 million people will lose their health care by 2026 while providing a massive tax cut for the rich. A straight repeal would cause 36 million to lose health care. Does anybody see anything wrong here? If we don’t maybe we should re-examine our priorities.

Four Senators are against the bill because it isn’t mean enough. A few Senators because it’s too mean. The majority will vote for it because it cuts taxes, regardless of the harm it does. The crazy part is the Congressmen who hate Medicaid and welfare the most are from the poorest states that have the largest percentage of people depending on those programs.

— John Klinger, Lillian, Alabama

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Andy satirizes both sides

Ron Melton’s recent letter was another swipe at Andy Marlette, claiming he must be a minion of the Antichrist. Marlette swipes both left and right, but some people never recognize that.

Melton complains that Marlette’s drawings depict Jesus as a cartoon character. Then he lashes out at Bill Maher for making fun of a man in Orlando who dresses as Jesus on the street. What’s worse, drawing a cartoon of Jesus or pretending you are like him by wearing robes in public? Which is more blasphemous, I wonder?

Melton suggests that if Marlette insulted Mohammed there would be a fatwah against him. He suggests Marlette might end up like Salman Rushdie. I suspect Marlette would like to end up like Salman Rushdie, since he is far from dead. He’s very alive and extremely wealthy.

The Antichrist, by the way, would be a powerful and arrogant man, who wouldn’t much care for the poor, or the sick or the peacemakers. He would be against everything Christ taught. He might even kick grandma to the curb by taking away her nursing home funding. Maybe Melton might recognize the type. He probably voted for someone very like that last November.

— Linda Enterkin, Pensacola

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