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STEVEN SCHILD, Winona, Minn.
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Only liberals are blind to the coming disaster
The July 31 letter in support of Obamacare made my blood boil. The same morning the letter appeared newscasts were reporting that the Congressional Budget Office is estimating that delaying the “employer mandate” for providing coverage by one year will add another $12 billion to the cost to taxpayers for this boondoggle. We won’t be able to keep our coverage like President Obama promised, and we won’t be saving $2,500 per year in premiums, like he promised. Everyone but the most zealous Obama supporters are convinced this program will damage the best health care system in the world. It is time to put aside your liberal blinders and see that this is the worst legislation to come along in our lifetimes.
Defund Obamacare now and replace it with some common sense, practical health care reform that maintains the best health care system in the world without bankrupting the economy and eliminating our privacy and freedoms around our health.
ROBERT LARSON, Woodbury
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Bowling led to Nazis? Consider the source
Let me see if I get the point of the commentary by Harvard Law School Prof. Cass R. Sunstein: German society was socially vibrant in the period before the Nazis seized power, and many of these people later joined the Nazi party. Ergo, we need to cast a suspicious eye on face-to-face activities like bowling, gymnastics or singing, lest the social ferment give rise to Nazi-like, conservative extremist political movements. Cass Sunstein? That name rings a bell. He was the guy, while heading President Obama’s information office, who advocated infiltrating 9/11 truth groups and sowing “cognitive dissonance.”
WILLIAM McGAUGHEY, Minneapolis
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