Wait until Congress starts getting the bills
Dont worry folks! They may have passed it in the dead of night with no one reading it; the Supreme Court may have upheld it as a tax when the authors and President O called it a fee; they may try to impose a state-based exchange as the Idaho solution (OMG!) or; they may not do anything and wait for the feds to implement an exchange. None of that matters.
What does matter is when all the bills start hitting the Congress for all the new money that has to be appropriated to do all this asinine stuff: Hire thousands of new federal workers and tax collector; write a zillion new regulations and rules before you get your health care; set up myriad committees, (about 155) new departments, new offices and office buildings! All kinds of federal goodies. What? You thought this was free health care?
Oh, geez! We print more money! It will add even more tens of billions of dollars in deficit to the trillions were already piling up year after year!
This is all such a scam, a sham and is certain to go blam when the bills come due. Wise up Idaho! Wise up America!
JEFF WRIGHT, Lowman
Inspiring Obama speech deserved more attention
I am confused by some of the editorial choices made regarding your coverage of the Nov. 6 election. You chose to include a complete transcript of Mitt Romneys concession speech, but did not publish one word of President Obamas acceptance speech. Which was, in a word, inspiring.
Moreover, your Page 1 headline, A Second Term: President Obamas ability to attack and define Romney, as well as the trickle of positive economic news, propels him to re-election, didnt need the spin. It could have been much shorter, more direct, and accurate if it simply said, A Second Term: More people want Obama to be president.
DEBORAH DAKINS, Boise
Political leaning exposed with candidate photos
I was upset to see the discrepancies in the side by side photos of candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama.
Really? There was no profile photo (to be found anywhere in the world) of Mr. Romney with his eyes open? Really? Can we say bias? Do you think the reader wouldnt really notice the difference? Or was the whole point for Obama supporters to get a good smirk out of it?!
I was always taught that news reporting should be informative and neutral. Its obvious that the person who chose the Romney shot wanted a less than flattering photo. That person should be fired. Why? Because he didnt act professionally. He is allowing his politics to get in the way of his job, which is to inform.
And speaking of informing, why has the media allowed the debacle and shame of Benghazi to be swept under the rug?
Its obvious to anyone who has done research that people are lying at the highest levels of government. Four grieving families must be asking why also.
Thanks for keeping us informed, Idaho Statesman. Not. Please note the sarcasm.
JANELLE GILSON, Boise
Who writes your headlines, anyway? President Obamas ability to attack and define Romney, as well as the trickle of positive economic news in recent months, propels him to re-election.
Shouldnt that read: Lies and flip-flopping define Romney, while continued positive economic news in recent months, propels him to re-election?
Not exactly gracious or realistic.
ROBERTA EADY, Caldwell
Democrats look forward while GOP lives in past
Obama won this election because he reflects the majority of American values.
The Republican Party will not divorce itself from the Religious Wrong and social conservatism, which continue to espouse marriage inequality, a nonsecular government based on dubious versions of Christianity, the denial of the factual evidence of human-influenced climate change, the protection of the supposed constitutionality of teaching pseudosciences such as creationism under the abuse of religious liberty, and finally, the most extreme members of their party voicing that rape conception is Gods will.
Would these people prefer a nonsecular USA, like Iran or Saudi Arabia? How would they feel if they were raped and subsequently told that the resulting diseases or pregnancies were Gods intention?
How would they feel if I got to vote against their marriage based on my belief that they were an unfit couple to bear or adopt children, or because their marriage would not produce offspring? When the socially liberal fiscal conservatives find their organized voice and party, I will consider their issues.
Until then, I will always vote for the Democrat Party, which moves us forward into freedom and not backward into inequality with scare tactics and vague, Nazi-like propaganda of good versus evil.
TIM WELCH, Boise
Peoples wishes ignored
Well here we are after another election. The president comes out and states his position and how he will work with Congress; however, something is missing. We are the ones who elect these people no matter who they are and what office they are running for and they are to do what the people say! That is not happening. The questions we should be getting answers to and getting this country back to where it should be are not being asked. Therefore: status quo!
We the people voted for term limits, remember? What happened? They rejected them. We, the majority, voted against Obamacare and what happened? Nothing! We the people need to wake up. The president is going to take another trip, why? We have serious problems here in this country and they are not being attended to. Our leaders need to be held accountable.
ROGER E. ZOELLER, Meridian
Voters got it wrong
Tuesday, Nov. 6, in full view of the world, the United States committed moral, economic and military suicide. Nothing else to say. Sad day for America!
WILLIAM GARDOSKI, Meridian