A Couple Of Recent Letters Require Some Fact Checking



First, the AARP state president is correct when he admits that there is still a lot to learn about the illegally passed Obamacare destruction of the best medical care system in the world. What he does not mention is that everything we are finding out is a new disaster. The Obama regime keeps illegally delaying the bad parts of this illegal government takeover to get them through the 2014 elections.

AARP is in full support, though, as they will make more than $2 billion in profit selling its substandard Medicare supplemental coverage to members whose health care costs are going to skyrocket and their care denied as the Obamacare death panel bureaucrats decide they are too old for expensive procedures.

Another letter writer gives us the full on socialist lie about raising the minimum wage. In reality, the vast majority of minimum wage workers are kids with no work experience and this is their first part-time job for spending money for the newest iPhone. They are not raising a family and paying rent. Those in her sad scenario are, for the most part, the dropouts outs, illegals and drug users with no job skills and no motivation. They do not need increased wages, as they can milk the welfare system that is reaching out, under the Obama regime to make everyone dependent on government.

Should the CEO of McD’s with his responsibilities of running a multi-billion dollar company be paid 500 times more than a high school dropout flipping burgers! Darn right!

Every time the minimum wage is increased, the teen unemployment rate rises. It is now at over 25 percent, and 50 percent for black teens. Of course, that is the other leg of the socialist stool. If they get half the people dependent on government, they think they will rule forever. Cuba, Venezuela and Zimbabwe are examples of this regime’s agenda.

Dale Oestmann


Wendy Trainor 3 years, 5 months ago

I guess that you and I must not go to the same places here in Payson. When I go to Wal-Mart or fast food restaurants, those services are not provided to me by mostly teenagers, drop outs or drug users - most of them are adults that are working to provide for themselves and their families. They are efficient, polite and do their best to do a good job for their employers. They cannot help the fact that the majority of jobs in our small town are mostly for employers who, although they make some of the highest profits in the history of the world, continue to pay their employees wages that do not provide them enough money to live well. I consider myself lucky that I worked for a company that felt a responsibility to provide their employees with a living wage and good benefits. But I know that this is not true for millions of American workers and I don't think that is fair. That McDonald's CEO would not have a company to work for in order to make so much money if it were not for the poorly paid workers that have made his company successful.

If my belief that workers should be able to share the profits of the companies that they have helped to build makes me a socialist - so be it.


Pat Randall 3 years, 3 months ago

AARP does not sell medical insurance. The insurance I have is thru AARP in some way, but they do not get the premiums or pay the bills. United Health is my insurance and it is wonderful. I can go to any dr, hospital or lab with no referrals from the ins. co. I can choose whichever one I want.


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