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It is no surprise that our president has finally been convinced that keeping the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate will only continue to hurt Democrats. He has now approved the retaining of individual policies until well past this fall’s election. Why is that? Putting aside the fact that this president is making unilateral decisions and changes to a law that has passed and is on the books, we need to focus on what it really means when all these different groups get their deadlines extended.
It is time for Democrats to start asking tough questions of their senators and representatives, because anything said by a Republican is characterized as political untruth these days. What are the consequences of postponing Obamacare? What does it mean for the current uninsured? Does anyone believe that the costs to all of us will not soar once all the (political) delays have expired?
Don’t let these purely political ploys fool you when it comes to your vote in November. This administration has been caught up in many lies since the rollout of this health care law and is certainly not going to tell you the truth now. Do your homework.
Mary McIntosh Linnihan, Minneapolis
FACEBOOK’S GUN POLICY
Limiting posts on sales is a wise decision
As a proud member of “Moms Demand Action,” I truly applaud Facebook’s decision to limit minors’ access to posts about gun sales and remove those that advertise the bypassing of background checks. I know there are those out there who feel that this world would be safer if everyone had a gun, but it just doesn’t work that way. Facebook did the right and courageous thing. Hopefully, other businesses will follow suit.
Kay Kemper, Crystal
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