Letter to the Editor

What's a conservative

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dear Editor,

The heritage Foundation, a group that has long championed the traditional American experiment, believes that today's citizen does not have a good understanding of true conservativism because we don't have fair representation in the press and are being demonized by liberals.

Conservativism is more of a philosophy of life than a political party. (conservatives don't marginalize people, separate people into factions or pit one group against another. The liberals are in charge of that and are very good at it and don't need any help. Their favorite pseudo cause is class warfare. Instead of offering an real solutions, they just stir the pot and make everyone angry.

Conservatives believe that we are all in this thing together and that more than anything, people want and need to make their own way and want to contribute to society. This is done primarily by trading goods or services for money and is accomplished by something called jobs.

Conservatives, if rescued from job-killing, liberal policies, are good at creating jobs that decrease the unemployment rate one position at a time.

Liberals, on the other hand, make it almost impossible for conservative small business owners to hire people, because of higher taxes, over regulation and the ominous Obamacare law which will skyrocket their healthcare costs and leave them aimlessly wandering through two thousand pages of red tape.

Conservatives want the same positive outcomes that Obamacare touts for everyone. They just want to do it without bankrupting our nation, depersonalizing medical care and rationing doctor visits and life-saving drugs and procedures that always characterize the advent of socialized medicine. Every time.

Conservatives have sponsored legislation in the House of Representative for sane privatized medical care that would be available for everyone. Paul Ryan has a plan to save Medicare and Social Security, whereas Obamacare would spend at least $580 billion of Medicare funds each year that are supposed to be reserved for seniors. Bur hardly anyone knows these things, because the only avenues conservatives have to relay their ideas to the public are Fox, talk radio and letters to their constituents. Far-left liberals are working every day to silence Fox and talk radio.

Oh, well.

To be continued ...

Janine Hall,

McCook, Nebraska

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  • The health insurance mandate in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is an idea hatched in 1989 by Stuart M. Butler at Heritage in a publication titled "Assuring Affordable Health Care for All Americans".[19] This was also the model for Mitt Romney's health care plan in Massachusetts. [20].. Wikepedia

    -- Posted by mickhaney on Tue, Aug 20, 2013, at 6:48 PM
  • Poor woman!!!

    -- Posted by S&P1958 on Tue, Aug 20, 2013, at 7:49 PM
  • Her idea here is that conservatives are special. "They have greater value" - that is what she would say. The problem that conservatives have is that ,for the most part, conservatives are white. This type of attitude draws the minorities together. In the last election, Romney and Ryan might just as well have worn " I like whites" baseball caps to the debates and press conferences. They lost. They should have won. Then again, it's a good thing they lost.

    -- Posted by bob s on Tue, Aug 20, 2013, at 9:22 PM
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    mickhaney - you should try reading the original article vs. the wikipedia version.

    While recognizing that America will most likely have (from his viewpoint in 1989) a "national health system"; he also stipulates that a goverment run program will run on a triage principle and most likely run afoul on several fronts. Quality and objectivity being two of these.

    His thoughts were that a national system would look vastly different than the monstrous law we have in place today.

    I would go into more detail - but I doubt you care, nor do I doubt that you will be interested enough to read his entire article.

    -- Posted by Mickel on Wed, Aug 21, 2013, at 9:58 PM
  • Yes. Be verryy verryy careful. Those Liberals are experts at class warfare. That's why they write into newspaper opinion columns clarifying the difference between the Liberal class and the Conservative class.

    -- Posted by shallal on Thu, Aug 22, 2013, at 4:06 PM
  • Paul Ryan does not have a plan to save Medicare and Social Security. The view of the conservatives is that both Medicare and Social Security are entitlements. Ryan plan for Medicare is to make it a voucher program. Social Security is even worst. What the conservatives want is first is to raise the retirement age. Second idea is to Change the CPI index to a chain index. Then when they do retire they would receive less.

    So the question comes to mind what should we make people work longer receive less and give them less in the cost of living area

    -- Posted by hawkeye1952 on Fri, Aug 23, 2013, at 9:59 PM
  • While the working class is making less, working longer it gives the CEO's bigger wages, outrages benefits. In 1980's the CEO's wages went up, up, up while the working class went down, down. That is what the conservatives are about. Look at who owns most of the news media in this country. Republicans. In this area the people are brain washed for hours every day by the Rush gang. The Think Tank in Washington are paid GOP members. The Republicans support the rich and do not want a middle class. Rich and Poor only. How many of your ancestors came to America to get away from that type of thinking?

    Paul Ryan is a danger to the working middle class.

    We work for the what we have, his being rich he

    wants more and take it away from us. I agree

    hawkeye1952. Should we make people work longer

    receive less and give them less in the cost of living area? Is that what the want people?

    -- Posted by S&P1958 on Sat, Aug 24, 2013, at 3:18 PM
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