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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Skinny

Re: “The Skinny

Thank you Martha. Job well done.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 10/05/2017 at 12:03 PM

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" One loosened hiring requirements for veterans who wanted to work for the Border Patrol, while another allowed WWII-era servicewomen to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery." Wowee! And consequently the quality-of-life of McSally's constituents has improved immeasurably. Let's hear it from the family's of the WWII-era sevicewomen [great grandmothers] that live in McSally's district. I'm a veteran and only 82, maybe I should consider applying for a job with the Border Patrol. And we pay her salary?

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Posted by DennyG on 10/05/2017 at 8:27 AM

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Imma maroon!

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Posted by CW13KnowNothing on 10/02/2017 at 8:59 AM

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Sounds just like Obama.

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Posted by CW13 on 09/22/2017 at 9:14 PM

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"Does John McCain still have it in him to drive the final stake through the undead heart of this vampiric legislation?"

What do you know? It appears that he does.

With reference to who knows what is in which law or which bill, it is clear that not only does our loser POTUS not have any idea (a) what is in Graham-Cassidy or any of the other so-called "repeal and replace" bills or (b) what is in the Affordable Care Act, he also (c) has no idea what health insurance is. Here are two descriptions he has given of his understanding of health insurance:

"So pre-existing conditions are a tough deal. Because you are basically saying from the moment the insurance, youre 21 years old, you start working and youre paying $12 a year for insurance, and by the time youre 70, you get a nice plan.

Insurance is, youre 20 years old, you just graduated from college, and you start paying $15 a month for the rest of your life and by the time youre 70, and you really need it, youre still paying the same amount and thats really insurance."

It is obvious that our loser POTUS thinks health insurance works like life insurance. It is apparent that he has never had to worry about whether the doctor he wanted to see was included in his insurance company's network. He has never had to worry about a deductible or a copay. He has absolutely no idea how ANYTHING within this general subject works.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 09/22/2017 at 5:13 PM

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I received this letter from McCain dated 9-19:

Thank you for contacting me to share your views about health reform. I appreciate knowing your thoughts on this very important topic.

Since the enactment of Obamacare more than seven years ago, Americans across the country continue to see the consequences of this disastrous law. In Arizona alone, the cost of midlevel health insurance plans on Obamacares marketplace increased by 116 percent on average last year. Worse still, before Obamacare, Arizona had 24 insurance companies selling plans on the individual market. Today, there are just two companies and 14 of Arizonas 15 counties have just one insurer. That is not what President Obama promised when this bill was signed into law, and why the status quo is simply unacceptable.

As you may know, earlier this year I voted against the so-called skinny repeal amendment because it would not have accomplished what I have been promising Arizonans for seven years, and that is to repeal and replace Obamacare. While the amendment would have repealed some of Obamacares most burdensome regulations, it offered no replacement to actually reform our health care system and deliver affordable, quality health care to our citizens.

As we move forward, it is critical that Congress not make the mistakes of the past that has led to Obamacares collapse, including in my home state of Arizona where premiums are skyrocketing and health care providers are fleeing the marketplace. We must now return to the correct way of legislating and send the bill back to committee, hold hearings, receive input from both sides of aisle, heed the recommendations of our nations governors, and produce a bill that finally delivers affordable health care for the American people. Ultimately, the final product must be based around the fundamental value of freedom, and Obamacare is not.

Thank you again for writing to me. Please feel free to contact me if you have any other comments or questions.

Sincerely,

John McCain
United States Senator

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Posted by franklymydears on 09/21/2017 at 3:42 PM

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They have a history of "passing the bill so they can read it." Many of our elected officials are not serving American citizens. Why would that be?

At least Donald Trump is.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 09/21/2017 at 2:18 PM

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Just like Lady Botox had no idea what was in Obama Care. Just sayn'.

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Posted by CW13 on 09/21/2017 at 1:33 PM

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And Il Duchebag doesn't even know what's in the "replacement" bill:
http://tucson.com/news/local/gov-doug-duce…

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 09/21/2017 at 11:40 AM

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Contrary to this papers belief it was antifa fault at this rally they incited the violence on what would have been a peaceful march, just because she does not blame the white power people does not mean she supports them. So please quit this, your either with me or against me crap out, we are not in grade school.

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Posted by PaulAZ on 09/06/2017 at 10:35 AM

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If you need to take time to assess the public's response before speaking out against Nazis and White Supremacists, then we need to find a better representative.

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Posted by Chris Wiegand on 08/24/2017 at 10:07 AM

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I agree with Steve Diamond. Her statement is appropriate for someone who is NOT in a position to actually do anything about the rise of Neo Nazi violence and a President who is supporting those groups. But McSally is in a position to do something about it. But as is her usual response, she is all talk and no action on issues of civil liberties that don't involve taxation and gun rights.

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Posted by azlover on 08/24/2017 at 9:49 AM

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Kirkpatrick's tepid and equivocal statement regarding Tucson's hateful monument to Mexican terrorist Pancho Villa disqualifies her from high office (even if her carpet bagging didn't). We need to "figure this out"? What's there to figure out? What's stopping her from unequivocally calling on the City of Tucson to remove the thing? Pancho Villa mass murdered American civilians both in Mexico and in Columbus, New Mexico. There are no sides here.

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Posted by Nathan K on 08/24/2017 at 9:45 AM

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McSally was waiting to see what the general consensus was before she committed to supporting either side of the dispute. If the white supremacists were supported by most of Arizona , McSally would have been on that side. When you are just a shill for the Republican party you don't have to be a real person with a soul who lashes out at inhumane behavior all you need to do is watch the way the wind blows and following it.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 08/24/2017 at 8:44 AM

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"Let's be clear: white supremacy or any form of racism, bigotry, violence or domestic terrorism has no place in America."
~ Martha McSally

To me Rep. McSally's delay in responding to Charlottesville is less important than the vapidity and emptiness of her response.

Her response is vapid because it states what any American of grade-school age or beyond should already have grasped. What part of "liberty and justice for all" is hard to understand?

And it's empty because she's taking no action. As a member of the Committee on Homeland Security, she could be supporting hearings on domestic terrorism. As a member of the House she could be supporting the resolution to censure the president.

Without actions, her words are mere words. If she truly believed that racism and bigotry have no place in America, she would be calling for impeaching the president. He's shown that he embraces and embodies racism and bigotry. If they have no place in America, they surely have no place in the White House.

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Posted by Steve Diamond on 08/24/2017 at 8:31 AM

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While one would like to think that any decent citizen, including Martha McSally, would instantly speak out against the events in Charlottesville, one might also argue that McSally doesn't have to be a pundit on every single issue. That is what she has contended in the past year, anyway. BUT...when her constituents ASK for a comment, then the clock starts ticking. She does, in fact, owe her constiuents a statement. That is her job. That is what she signed up for, as an elected representative. She was late in her statement and it took several days of relentless pressure by her constituents to get her to issue even the tepid response she gave. She has clearly been counseled to keep her mouth shut about everything, but we cannot let that stand.

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Posted by G.T. Warren on 08/24/2017 at 8:21 AM

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Whether they are immediate or belated, what most politicians do not understand about these racially-motivated events is they are NOT opportunities for more political rhetoric.

In addition, I am tired of elected representatives issuing statements via the digital graffiti medium of Twitter. They need to start making official statements in front of the media and the people again so that there is no doubt of where they stand.

As long as "We the People" allow our so-called representatives to behave and respond to us like trolls, we can expect to continue to receive trollish behavior from them.

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Posted by sgsmith on 08/24/2017 at 7:50 AM

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Im no fan of mcsally, but criticizing her just for waiting to give a response is absurd. No one is entitled to hear someone say something when they want to hear them say it

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Posted by Palisades on 08/24/2017 at 6:02 AM

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Anyone who wants to stop white,black,brown or yellow protesters is missing the point. All protesters are free to do so with the proper permit. And the "unite the right" March was constitutional protected people. Wake up before we all lose these rights.

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Posted by nonamemaddax on 08/21/2017 at 8:49 PM

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She has a right to say what she wants. It's amazing how many people throw the racist word around. Is it racist to be free of feelings of " white guilt"? Do I have to apologize for being of European decent? You people are so narrow minded. The hate talk that is on here is just as appalling as a white nationalist march. Grow up hater.

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Posted by nonamemaddax on 08/21/2017 at 8:31 PM

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