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OBAMACARE: Looks like socialism to me

| April 14, 2010 10:00 PM

Dear Dr. Newcombe: These definitions are taken from a 1971 Webster’s Dictionary, as follows:

Socialism: I. The theory of the ownership and operation of the means of production and distribution by society with all members sharing in the work and the products. 2. A political movement for establishing such a system.

Socialize: I. To make social 2. To put under government ownership or control.

This definition is taken from my daughter’s 1997 Webster’s College Dictionary, as  follows:

Socialized medicine — any of various systems to provide a nation with complete medical care through government subsidization and regularization of medical and health services.

So, do you think that “Obamacare” is NOT socialized medicine? You were right, though; Medicare is. Is that what made medical care so expensive in the first place?

And don’t worry about “for profit health insurance; these companies will now be out of business in 2 -3 years; they cannot compete financially with the United States Government. Isn’t that the plan all along, to destroy private businesses?

Most Americans didn’t want; this and those who rammed it down our! throats on a Sunday afternoon wouldn’t hear input from the Republicans or Democrats against this agenda for decent, workable changes towards our present system. .. it could have been done differently. Oh, well... just another small step towards the eventual one-world government that is coming. As the U.S. was the only country in the world without government-run health insurance, we should have known this would happen eventually.

My greatest sadness is the education system at hand that doesn’t look upon government control of the people as a necessarily bad thing, nor does it educate on the whole truth of what they deem to accomplish.

May I ask, where did you get your education? It depresses me to think that this is what our great country has come to.

My family is from Canada; I am a fIrst-generation American. My father was born in Russia in 1914 so I have heard first-hand the atrocities of the Communist takeover.

A good friend of ours, who is a Christian and a Democrat, recently told my husband that he didn’t think that communism was such a bad idea. How far away from our founding fathers have we strayed! I am so sorry!

But, no matter what changes are brought about against the will of the people, we will survive and persevere. After all, this is AMERICA!! The greatest nation in the world will not go down without a fight! Let’s pray that we turn this around and get our country back on track — one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all!

JANICE SHAY

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