Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Rep. Thompson’s repeated ACA myths

With mounting dismay, I read your interview with Rep. Glenn Thompson concerning the Affordable Care Act (CDT, 2/10), in which he reiterates most of his party’s disingenuous talking points about health care delivery in America. Thompson dutifully parroted the GOP myth that, without rehabilitation, Obamacare will “implode.” That is manifestly false, and I like to believe that, in his heart of hearts, Thompson knows it’s false. Yes, this flawed but noble program will surely die, but only as a function of bedrock Republican hostility to the whole idea of our government regulating an industry. Thompson also resorted to the standard GOP euphemism whereby “all Americans” are granted “access” to our health care system, which of course is not the same thing as being able to participate in the system. Why should a financially strapped citizen even try to buy insurance “across state lines” when he or she has been priced out of all the markets?

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An irresponsible claim

I was horrified to see you write that “the MMR (vaccine) has been at the center of some questions raised about a relationship to autism,” and that despite the retraction of a scientific article asserting such a link, “the controversy has remained.”

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Ask questions based on data

Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to cut $2 billion in spending is smoke and mirrors. Although the cuts may be real over a period of years, a look at the budget shows that any savings from cuts would be spent elsewhere.

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All will survive the next 4-8 years

I am amazed at the audacity of the group of people who showed up at Rep. Glenn Thompson’s office demanding a town hall and spewing allegations that he is indifferent to their pressing issues. Who do they think they are? I don’t believe that they ever called his office without getting a response, if they gave his office time to respond.

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Destruction of water sources matters

Many of Rep. Glenn Thompson’s constituents, me included, deserve an explanation about why he voted to pass House Resolution 38, nullifying new federal regulations aimed at protecting streams and drinking water in Appalachian states, including Pennsylvania — in short, allowing coal operations to dump rock and other debris into nearby streams and valleys.

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What happens when amateurs take over

What happens when a dog catches a car? If you negligently let the dog get charge of the car then he’d urinate on the tires, rip up the upholstery, chew through the electrical wiring and the gas and brake lines, and pretty soon the car wouldn’t work at all.

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Silence on local water bill increase

The CDT has consumed plenty of ink since Nov. 9 telling readers about how terrible the national election results were and how terrible the new administration is. However, I think most of your readers live in the State College area and are also concerned about local news items that impact their wallets.

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Make America respectable again

Those of us intent on restoring a sense of dignity, honesty and character to the White House have a long road ahead of us. But if we all begin now to do a little at a time, we can have a continuing impact that will gain momentum.

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Congratulations

Hey, Michigan! Hey, Ohio! Hey, Pennsylvania! You flocked to the polls last November to vote out all those lying, cheating, sleazy flimflam artists from Wall Street, Washington and New York City.

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