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December 21, 2008

Keep health care dollars in U.S.

I was appalled when I read the “Intelligence Report” in Parade Magazine (12/14) regarding the money our U.S. government has allotted for other countries. The particular one that upset me was the $74 million to Egypt for health care. Give me a break!

We are helping Egypt with health care, when we are told we cannot afford to do this for Americans. This is ludicrous. Why does our government continue to send millions of dollars out of this country when we desperately need it here?

Health-care reform should start with “Take care of our own.” How many other millions are being sent out of this country to meet “needs” that we can’t provide for our own people here?

Jeanie Adkins-Peine
Overland Park

Comments

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

Casady I would agree they are all biased to one side or the other. Washington Post, MSNBC are a couple that made some reference to her wealth. Like I said, if someone other than a Democrat has money, they are greedy. I enjoy time with my family as much as possible. We would enjoy it more if we were not being extorted by the scumbags in Jefferson City and the do-nothing Gov. Elect or current coward Blunt (he is a blunt).

Casady

Oh yeah, and Nation Review, Weekly Standard, NewsMax and all the other "liberal media" never trash the Clintons or Kennedys, right?

Why is the abundance of publications and media outlets that have a blatant conservative bias so conveniently ignored when it comes to references to "media bias"?

Casady

Thanks for the specific examples, NMMNG. That was the non answer I expected. Have a great Christmas. Try to enjoy your time with your family.

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

I never once put the price tag of $500 on Nikes. To deny that kids of all walks of life seem to afford expensive clothing and sneakers is ridiculous. So you are saying the majority of those on welfare are prudent and competent when it comes to fiscal issues? Cheated by the syste, so you advocate peop;e being exttorted and govenrment being 100% unaccountable and having absolute power? I guess Susan Montee is a liar and her audit bogus. The McCain's in general were labeled wealthy, greedy whites while the Obama's were painted as oppresed, disadvantgaed and have spent their entire lives to the have nots.
There was plenty of media coverage about her personal life and the assumption that because someone eherits welath they are greedy and selfish, of course unless they are a Kennedy or a Clinton.

Casady

Who the heck beat Cindy McCain over the head? Please provide some specific sources. Every article I ever read and every interview I ever saw was quite respectful of her. And I'm talking NPR and CNN, not just the conservative media.

And let's face it, NMMNG. Maybe you don't whine down at the HHS but in general, whether it's the delusions of all welfare kids having $500 Nikes or how you were cheated by the system, you are typically complaining about something. Too bad because you make some really great points when you are not so pissed off.

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

Casady - Ms. Kennedy may very well be invloved in welfare advocation and charity work, good for her. I doubt very much ANY Kennedy puts in 16 hours a day everyday. I would venture to gamble and betcha they take long, exotic vacations. What I also find humorous is when a Democrat "does charity" work they are crowned all so worthy, when someone of a different party/gang does it they are overlooked. Cindy McCain comes to mind, she has done more in Africa and for many of those people suffering than PEBO ever did or will do, yet she is beat over the head simply because her parents made sounds business decisions. Caroline kennedy may very well be a great human being, however, she should not be GIVEN a Senate seat simply because she is a Kennedy. BTW - I do not live in a "woes me" world, I work not sit down at the HHS office whining about the poor choices I made and blaming somone else.

Casady

Well NMMNG, seeing how you are one to not embrace political correctness, I assumed you would not be offended by my wishing you a "Merry Christmas". It's just a shame that you chose not to put your bitterness aside during this specail time of year.

As for your comments about Caroline Kennedy never working a hard day in her life, exactly what constitutes a hard days work to you? Does someone with an MBA who works 16 hour days for weeks at a time putting together an M&A not qualify as someone who puts in a hard day of work? Does the work of Caroline Kennedy, who has worked effortlessly raising money for countless causes not qualify. You should try to look outside of your working class hero "woe is me" world. You might be surprised on the level of effort that is required in other walks of life.

solomon

NE,

Anytime I can get such a lengthy diatribe from yu I feel my work is done.

I'll start with your ending, we all know you are Asisan American with self hatreds because no matter how much you wanted to be you were never accepted. I don'r know where you got your dislike of blacks, and their economic station was no place mentioned in my posting. Last I noticed, and I shop in a Sunfresh where most of the shoppers are white, the number of manicurres and ebt cards is about equal.(and I do glance at the ladies, remember, I watch FOX NEWS).

You, a self proclaimed Republican, fit your description you attributed to me much more than I do. You buy into the entire this side/that side crap. I think the gov't is full of (pick your favorite)

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

Casady the term "Merry Christmas" can be found offensive and get some groups fired up. Shouldn't it be "Happy Holidays"?
After all Christmas is not about celebrating Christ it is about getting stuff and being disappointed and blaming Bush for generations of welfare and poverty.

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

Sol much of the problem is the advocation, support and endorsement of people like yourself that believe government agencies should not be held accountable and spweing catchy buzz phrases of glamourization somehow brings moral fabric and juris prudence to the front. Maybe many are perfectly settled with the lack of accountability, even when a State Auditor proves with finding of fact. The State Auditor in this case is a Democrat and has done her job, yet no one listens and no action is taken. You may find it amuzing and entertaining to have absolute power within certain entities of government, affording no recourse for those they scour.
People that fall on hard times due to no control or choices of their own, that is one thing. People that simply can not and choose to not prioritize their fiscal responsibilites and moral obligations, is another situation altogether. Ofc ourse each generation has their rebellion and differences with the status quo, however we have become more and more indoctrinated, whether it be ghettoism or shoving religious hypocrisy down others throats.
I have no problem with any "non-profit" organization funding college scholarships or endowments so long as others can also hold the same "qualfiers" to receive those funds.
Sol all I am saying is that people do make choices on what they spend their (and OPM) on. We raised two families on less than $30k a year, one of those families without utilizing welfare. Was it easy, no. Was it fair, probably not. The difference beings one of those families elected to take responsibility while the other elected to not work, to hop from State to State and marriage to marriage, lie to receive beneifts, etc. You and others may endorse people abusing the system, so be it, you hold that right. We elect to not advocate that mindset. If you think for a minute Igrew up with a silver spoon in my mouth, think again. You think being black by default makes someone poor, you're wrong again.

solomon

NE,

I thought you were the President of the group. Anyone who is victimized by sluts and family courts, you are their spokesperson. Anyone who ever was in line behind someone with nice nails but was using food stamps to purchase groceries, you are the leading critic.

Anyonw with "bling" and living in a non mixed hood must be abusing the system, as you have mentioned so many times. All of the non-minority business owners in the central core are somehow captives and fearful victims of the people they live and do business next to.

Lets not forget you find it offensive that there is a non-profit organization that solicits funds for minorities to attend college, even though it doesn't take one red cent from an part of your life.

You're having a yellow peril day my friend.

Pub 17

No, YOU keep talking about how everything's gone to hell in this country. I was always impressed by people who told me how the U.S. was a terrible place to live because of welfare trash, crooked politicians, and greedy bankers. I liked that speech when I first heard it in the fifties, when I heard it in the sixties, the seventies, the eighties, the nineties, and whatever you call the 2000's. It's right up there with the eternal moral decay of the present generation the preachers talk about; I remember in the fifties we weren't going to survive one more generation because of the horrible immorality our nation had accepted as normal.

Ridiculous.

Casady

Merry Christmas to you too, NMMNG!

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

Terrible place to live? Liberals took over in 1776? You are definitely smokin' some government grown chit.
There is a certain group that continually claims this country is oppressive and their group has it bas because of someone else.
I am not in that group, maybe you are?

Pub 17

Whine, snivel, biyatch. Another day of Mr. Nice Guy trashing the United States. What a hellaciously bad place to live, he tells us. What a horror house this country has been for the last, what, Nice Guy? Century? Two? Since the liberals took over in 1776?

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

Regardless of how much we give, it will never be enough. Our job is to police, fund, and nurture the entire globe.
It realy comes down to which party is in the White House as to whether or not it is considered humanitarian. We should just burn our Constitution as it has no value, substance or standing any longer in our nation. While we are at it, let's loosen our immigration policy although we are one fo the more laxed in the world. As for bailing out "Wall Street", we should not be bailing anyone out, including consumers that live to far above their means or make poor choices then expect someone else to pay for those choices.

solomon

Egypt and Israeal are the top two foreign aid recipients of US dollars. Anybody care to venture into why?

The carrot and the stick, my friends, the carrot and the stick.

T. Hanson

"Take care of our own" argument is valid but it misses the point.

What most these people fail to realize is that we are on a global scale. This goes for health care to education to peace and diplomatic relations with other countries. We cannot just build walls around the US and expect what is happening in the world not to affect us. This was the case with 9/11.

On the point of this letter, what happens when Egypt health system fails? It would rely more on their neighbors, who may not have the resources. Then a pandemic develops but it is on the other side of the world, who cares? Well ever since air travel a person can leave Egypt and arrive in NYC in about 18 hours carrying whatever he had right to the US. Now it is our problem.

Sorry for the long story, but $.074 billion (note the size compared to what we spent for some Wall Street bankers) is a good price for the future.

 
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