Letter to editor:
I see Sen. Portman has not lost the talking points of the GOP, it’s the entitlement programs adding to the budget or straining it. It’s not the two wars, prescription drug program, tax cuts put on the credit card (By President Bush) without offsets to cover the costs which the Dems are required to do in most cases where funding is required. Then my all-time favorite, repeal Obama Care, a GOP favorite which they have tried over 50 times to repeal at a cost of $70 million, throw in the attempt to sue Obama cost unknown, and with the shutdown cost of $24 billion, and oil co’s $20 billion subsidy put them together and we would have a good start towards shoring up Soc. Sec and Medicare. Wendell Potter a former insurance executive with CIGNA (20 years) said it would take at least one cycle of coverage for Obama Care to see the actuarial picture. (“The Trustees report was released Monday 7-28-14 that Social Security is fully funded for the next 20 years until 2034. The trustees also reported Medicare finances have improved considerably, a few years they were predicting that that the fund would be depleted in 2017, last year that it would run out 2026. Now they tell us that the hospital fund is fully funded 2030”) Taken from Soc Sec. report. Nothing has changed for the GOP, it’s the same o’ stuff help the well off and hurt the middle class by giving tax breaks to large corporations while cutting the safety nets for the less fortunate. If you can’t see how to vote now by what you see the GOP has done since Obama was elected you are ignoring the facts.