Voice of the people

Voice of the people for Jan. 6

January 6, 2014 

Obamacare is a failure

A whopping 67 percent of the respondents in a recent poll say that implementation of Obamacare should be delayed for a year. Only 28 percent said no.

With all the problems encountered with the start of Obamacare, it simply is not fair to a country in a chaotic situation.

Another 53 percent said the whole law should be repealed. Most people think that Obamacare is doing more harm than good.

With premiums higher and deductibles outrageous, some people are probably going to wind up without insurance this year.

I think it would be fair to say that this thing called Obamacare is a total failure, and most people would probably agree with that. It has become painfully obvious that taking over one-sixth of the country’s economy should be left to the private sector.

The website failure is not what this is all about. It’s about big government.

Speaking of big government, another poll says that 73 percent think that big government is the biggest threat to the future of this country. That, to me, says that people are repudiating liberalism and socialism.

This is what we get when the Democrats are in control, and this is not the first time we’ve seen this in my lifetime.

However, the Republicans are doing a dismal job of explaining to the voting public how massive government spending and over-regulation harm this country.

Back in 2009, I wrote a letter that predicted that the current president would be worse than Jimmy Carter. Heck, Jimmy Carter looks like a saint compared to the one we have now.

It is past time for us to wake up and take this country back. If we don’t, then the next comment you might hear will be this: If you like your guns, you can keep them, period.

Marvin Grant

Chester

Christmas scene lovely

I would like to commend Westminster Presbyterian Church for presenting the live Nativity on Dec. 12. What a wonderful gift to the Rock Hill community!

We were greeted by a lovely choral concert and then proceeded to Bethlehem. The sets, costumes and representation of Bible people were magnificent.

I also liked the hands-on activities for the children, like basket weaving and making a dredel.

The courtyard held live animals including a camel, donkey, goat and chickens. Of course the tour was complete, as we viewed baby Jesus swaddled in the arms of Mary, while Joseph stood nearby. Congratulations for a job very well done!

Pat Jablonski

Rock HIll

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