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Edward J Dietrich
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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to all.  It is a season of light.  Enjoy the music.  'It is my favorite time of year.'

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It is time to wake up to reality.  Listen to the facts.

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"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- 
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- 
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me."

Martin Niemoller

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We've been trying to do something with national health care since Teddy Roosevelt, 100 years ago.  A lot has happened since then, medicine was pretty cave man then, no antibiotics, anesthesia, heart surgery, and list is almost endless.  Our nation functions because it has citizens who make this country function daily, from police and firefighters, school teachers and laborers, our military, bag backers at the grocery store, miners and oil rig workers, social workers and comedians.  That list is almost endless too.  These citizens who make it work for all of us,  have bodies with what seems at times limitless capacities, but at other times they are weak and limited by many ailments and diseases.  We need to do everything we can to keep this great and beautiful land which we have, running smoothly.  Health care is essential to that.  This should not even be a debatable issue.  The key question we all have to ask, 'is what kind of country do we want'.  There is no more of an important question then that.  If we want a fully functioning and powerful country, than we will find the money and dedication to do that.  Otherwise we running a nursing home, and the country will continue to deteriorate.  There is no other reasonable outcome.  I would argue that health care for all is essential to the future of our nation.

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This is the most insane congress that I've seen in my 71 years. The inmates have take over completely.  This is shameful.

Insanity in the Republican members of the House of Representative again wants to stop everything to get rid of the Affordable Health Act. It was passed by the House and the Senate, signed by the President in 2009. Declared constitutional by the Supreme Court in 2012 and was supported by the citizens reelecting President Obama and keeping the Senate in the hands of Democrats.

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Failed leadership. The House has very little influence over the funding for the Affordable Health Act. This is more about creating drama than anything else.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/18/lindsey-graham-tea-party-obamacare_n_3944833.html

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The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, will not be a train wreck. It will work. It will cut costs. It will make it easier for the vast majority of our citizens to get health insurance. It will protect all ages from birth to death. Stop listening to the garbage that is being tossed around out there by those who really hate Obama. They will do anything to lie to us about this Plan because they hate Obama. Stop listening to the lies. Check the facts. This will be a good change in the delivery of our health care. It's not perfect but it is a major move forward.

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Discrimination is never just. If you don't like someone, you stay away from them. You don't attack them. We believe in equal protection under the law in this nation. Mom always taught, if you don't have something good to say about someone, don't say anything at all. Bigotry is wrong. Bullying is wrong. Religious leadership should be better than this. Sorry bishop you are in error, you are wrong.

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Make this call whatever your opinion is.  I personally believe that Obamacare is in the very best interest of the country, as it has already shown.
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