Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Letters to the Editor

October 23, 2013

Obamacare has its winners and losers

The shutdown over Obamacare has ended and the debt limit has been raised and thus President Obama and the Democrats, with the help of moderate Republicans, have won the battle. Polls show that 48.8 percent of the people oppose Obamacare and 38.8 percent favor it, but Democrats and moderate Republicans like it. Mr. Obama has issued an order that permitted big business to postpone Obamacare for one year and the tea party tried to have that same exemption apply to small business and individuals, but they lost.

The Obamacare rule about receiving subsidies based on a person’s income was voided for Congress and Washington bureaucrats (they can receive subsidies if they earn $174,000) and the tea party tried to have that rule reinstated so that everyone would be treated fairly, but they lost that one too.

So, the win for the Democrats and the loss for the tea party was also a loss for small businesses and individuals and those who were not employed by Congress or by the bureaucrats in Washington. Let’s hope that next time the tea party and the rest of us win.

— Keith Snelson


Text Only
Letters to the Editor

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Johnson: Six Arrests, No Tear Gas in Ferguson Raw: Rescue, Relief Efforts at Japan Landslide Cadavers, a Teen, and a Medical School Dream Raw: Woman Escorted From Ferguson Protests California Drought Stings Honeybees, Beekeepers Officer Who Pointed Gun at Protesters Suspended Holder Hopes to Bring Calm to Ferguson Today in History August 21 Holder Pledges Top Investigators for Ferguson US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed Manfred, Torre and MLB Take Ice Bucket Challenge Bank of America Reaches Record $17B Settlement Holder Reassures Ferguson Community With Visit GlobalPost CEO Remembers Foley As a Brave Man Seth Meyers Rolls Out Emmy Red Carpet Obama: World Is Appalled by Murder of Journalist Israel, Militants Trade Fire After Talks Fail Pres. George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge Pierce Brosnan's Call to Join the Expendables Changes Coming to No-Fly List

Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

I think it’s a good idea to feed all the students free of charge
I think those who can afford it should pay for their school meals
I think all students should be required to pay for their school meals
     View Results