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Health care bill blues | Federal Way letters

Government programs that are broke: Medicare, Medicaid, U.S. Postal Service, Amtrack, DSHS, welfare, to name a few.

Now they want to tell us how they will run our medical insurance, so those who don't have medical insurance will. So who will pay for this? Well, let's go to Medicare, because there are more of us on this insurance, so it is up to us to take care of those who keep going to the well (government) for more and more handouts.

Well, you know what? I am getting sick and tired of the government taking our Medicare and making us pay more so the younger generation can live off of us more. I am getting sick and tired of the younger generation thinking we owe them, and for what? What we have, we have earned.

Being raised in the 1940s and '50s, our parents didn't have the government to turn to for handouts. What they made, little as it was, paid for housing, food, schooling for their children, and if they were lucky enough to have health, they paid for that too, not the government. The more you give of your tax dollars, the more those "who have not" will want more of your tax dollars.

Are any of you listening to what is really going on, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.? Because some day, those who are under 50 now (I am in my 70s) will have to face what we are going to face if this bogus health care bill passes.

If you don't believe me, then ask your Congressman/woman, and Senators, why they don't want to have this health care bill for themselves and family. They don't really want you to know what is in this health care bill. Why the big push to get it through? Also, ask them why it is more than 2,000 pages, that nobody seems to know what is really in it.

Pat Gee, Federal Way

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