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To the Editor: BG resident opposes Issue 2 brutus 2009-10-16 13:25:27 Gee farmer's daughter, do you always reprint prepared statements?
To the Editor: All Americans should have a right to health security useyourhead 2009-10-16 13:50:03 Then what is stopping people that can't afford health care now? Money? How are they going to pay for the public option? How are the people that don't have a job going to pay for it?
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere useyourhead 2009-10-16 14:02:13 Are they breaking any laws? Who decides the the degree of hate or the degree of destruction? What gives us the right to kick someone out of the country? America is supposed to be the land of the free. Freedom is decreasing more and more. Should we kick people that burn our flag out of the country?
To the Editor: Online comments should have full names of those expressing opinions Ryan Patton 2009-10-16 14:14:43 Brutus, your comments to Mr. Anderson are uncalled for. Your reasoning for using a nickname is to encourage debate. I am quite sure if Mr. Anderson knew who you were, you would of not made such a hateful remark. This is precisely why people should use their name.
To the Editor: Public option is the only solution Brad 2009-10-16 15:57:36 and the person sitting behind the government desk is altruistic, infallible and can't even utter the word no. Idiotic.
To the Editor: Online comments should have full names of those expressing opinions Brad 2009-10-16 16:03:51 brutus's retort to name calling was that you are stupid. Not making a good argument their brutus... My .02, I know, I'm an idiot, good one brutus. BTW I am Brad waltz not Brad Anderson just so brutus doesn't concoct some crazy conspiracy. I am the ex landlord guy that got busted by the city stooges for the heinous crime of having more than three people living in my four bedroom home.
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere brutus 2009-10-16 21:51:37 Actually yes they are breaking the law by laundering their money thru the Cayman Islands. Hopefully we have an Attorney general who will prosecute them now since Bush's AG wouldn't. America is us. Why should we let a few in the name of greed destroy the fabric of our country? Do you believe that a few should benefit at the expense of the rest of the country?
To the Editor: Weston farmer supports Issue 2 General Custar 2009-10-16 21:57:35 The League of Women and Brutus, two reasons to support issue two
To the Editor: Online comments should have full names of those expressing opinions brutus 2009-10-16 21:59:57 I thought it was funny Ryan. Don't like what I post don't read or respond to it. Hey criminal Brad how you doing? Out on parole? Heh heh.
To the Editor: Pastors offer their views on gay ordination issue Marlene 2009-10-17 03:32:11 AS I mentioned in my comment above that it was once considered a sin in virtually all Christian sects that women couldn't hear the call to preach, and thus not allowed to minister! Why weren't those responsible for violating Paul's edict thrown out of the sect? Why haven't there been long lines of protesters denouncing women ministers and in positions of authority in the ministry? Did you know that for hundreds of years, the Mormon sect refused to allow black as leaders and ministers until they were threatened with their tax-exempt status and their "prophet" suddenly announced he had a "revelation"? So don't go telling society your bible is unchanging and immutable and perfect, because it isn't. You keep forgetting it was written in the Bronze Age -- our society has grown in leaps and bounds since then. If Christianity can allow women ministers, then it's time you grew up and recognize the fact TLBGs can hear the call too!
Marathon effort for a dear friend Susan Kramer 2009-10-17 08:03:26 Phenomenal story about attitiude and friendship - so many of us are cheering you both on!!
To the Editor: Online comments should have full names of those expressing opinions Brad 2009-10-17 08:21:53 on a two year probation.
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere useyourhead 2009-10-17 12:25:53 I am curious as to the source that they are breaking the law and laundering money thru the Cayman Islands.
To the Editor: Better care is needed brutus 2009-10-17 14:08:14 I agree Charlotte.
To the Editor: Better care is needed useyourhead 2009-10-17 14:29:49 I have read many articles and many comments in favor of the public option. The people who post these articles and comments tell of the positives of the public option as they see it. I have asked several times, what are the negatives of the public option? I have yet to get a response.
To the Editor: Better care is needed brutus 2009-10-17 15:30:56 Well, why don't you fill us in.
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere brutus 2009-10-17 15:37:30 Are you serious you have never heard about the Cayman Islands money laundering? Dude you have to get out of the parents basement more often.
Barbara Swain Joann Amos 2009-10-17 18:39:23 Thank you to all of our Family, Friends and Community Members that have expressed their support and sympathy over the past week. I have felt the peace of your prayers and they were greatly appreciated. My mother wanted to live out her last days on this earth in her home and with her family and so she did. I know she is in a far better place now free of pain and suffering. She will be missed but not forgotten and I will she her again one day.
Owens CC President plans to retire Compounding Pharmacy 2009-10-17 20:39:50 It is okay to retire for those people who are done their purpose in life. Hope that you will enjoy your retirement days!
To the Editor: Better care is needed useyourhead 2009-10-18 05:11:11 I am asking the people that are for the public option, who tell the positive side of the public option, if there are any negatives of the plan. I am curious if there are any that they know of, or are they just concerned about the positive side.
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere useyourhead 2009-10-18 05:17:18 I have heard of money laundering. I have heard of the Cayman Islands being used for that. I am asking for your source that these businesses are breaking the law and using the Caymen Island to launder money. You do have a source don't you ?
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere brutus 2009-10-18 07:44:41 I am tired of being the teacher and also doing your homework assignments for you. Look it up for yourself, it has much more fulfillment and meaning. Maybe it will stick in your head instead of you asking the same questions 2 weeks from now.
To the Editor: Better care is needed enough 2009-10-18 10:43:48 useyourhead can't you do your own research? Is it your inability to comprehend material that makes it impossible for you to find out the answers for yourself that you need to troll for someone else to jump in? Maybe you are just waiting for someone to disagree to post a comment so you don't have to think for yourself,yet again? What is positive about not attempting to solve a huge problem in this country? Locally almost 70,000 people are with out health insurance. Bob Latta isn't interesting in helping work on a solution,just waiting it out again. Seems we have been waiting for over a decade to finally have this issued discussed. Discussing options is important, shouting down those who at least are seeeking to solve the problem is nasty and helps no one.
To the Editor: Better care is needed useyourhead 2009-10-18 13:42:26 Wow enough. You appear to have some issues that need worked out. Good luck with that. I understand that the health care issue is real and something needs to be done. That is not the issue here. The issue I have is people only talking about the positive side of the public option. There are negative sides wouldn't you agree? If someone is going to present facts about something wouldn't you want to know all of the facts?
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere useyourhead 2009-10-18 13:45:40 No source as usual. Thanks for being consistent.
To the Editor: Better care is needed useyourhead 2009-10-18 15:19:17 If there is a "right" for Americans to have health insurance, is there also a "right" for Americans not to have health insurance?
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere brutus 2009-10-18 16:10:00 http://www.rense.com/general28/money.htm http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aWoQkk2WY1oc http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08778.pdf http://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2008/03/06/top_iraq_contractor_skirts_us_taxes_offshore/ http://www.fincen.gov/news_room/rp/advisory/html/advis14.html http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5286.htm Have fun won'tusemyownhead.
To the Editor: Better care is needed brutus 2009-10-19 05:34:49 As long as you never use healthcare that you can't afford, no problem. But then don't go without insurance and when you do need healthcare expect the rest of cover your freeloading arse.
To the Editor: Better care is needed useyourhead 2009-10-19 06:48:08 Would that also apply to the people that don't work as a choice and rely on welfare and other government programs? Isn't that part of the public option, providing health care to the people that don't have any money? Freeloaders?
To the Editor: Senator urged to vote for health choices brutus 2009-10-19 09:04:43 An illness should not destroy you financially in this country.
To the Editor: Eastwood School District is at it again concerned Eastwood tax payer 2009-10-19 09:20:32 I too will vote against this tax. Time for Bostdorff to go also. This is the most divisive board I have known with Shank and Bostdorff leading the way.
To the Editor: Better care is needed brutus 2009-10-19 09:27:16 Those people you are referring to did not say they did not want healthcare. You did.
To the Editor: Better care is needed useyourhead 2009-10-19 13:01:24 I have no doubt they would want healthcare. They are not going to pay for it. You and I have to pay for them? How long can a person go getting free healthcare from the government?
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere useyourhead 2009-10-19 13:52:31 The Caymans have no corporate income tax for companies incorporated there. The Caribbean island has helped scores of U.S. companies, including Coca-Cola Co. and Oracle Corp., to legally avoid billions in tax payments to the U.S. government, says U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan With an estimated $16 billion in contracts, KBR is by far the largest contractor in Iraq, with eight times the work of its nearest competitor. Our government knows they are located in the Caymans and are giving them contracts. United States Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Date: July 2000 The Cayman Islands has criminalized money laundering for all serious crimes What it boils down to is this. Companies that are in business to make a profit have headquarters outside the USA. Per you links, "to legally avoid billions in tax payments to the U.S. government." Our government is awarding $16 billion in contracts to a company headquarted in the Caymans. You know what that means. We need to kick our government out of the United States for moving jobs overseas. That is your idea brutus, not mine. This is the same government that is working for your health care??? Thanks for the links to prove my point.
Wood County Park District approves pay plan sivicman 2009-10-19 14:56:48 Hey Chuck everybody across America are taking pay cuts and losing their jobs and you have the audacity to ask for pay raises for your personal. You act like this is some strenuous or high risk job or something. If they don't like working weekends or nights driving around in a park ranger car then find another job. You lied to the taxpayers in Nov.'08. The voters in Wood Co. need to wake-up and quit voting for these levies.
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere brutus 2009-10-19 15:27:37 Do the words Tax Evasion mean anything to you? The Gov of the last 30 years was bad. President Obama can't change everything overnight. And if he did not have to fight your wingnut friends in Congress for every little thing he might have taken care of this problem already.
Walbridge business bills defended joann 2009-10-19 16:13:44 There is noway that this Village can get back in 2 years what they paid out to fix up this building... You would have to have high paying jobs to get that money back, and i can't see a van driver getting 40,000.00 per year to drive a van... This Mayor is talking out of his head... Show us the income... What if this company decides in 3 years that they arn't making the money and up and leaves, and now this village is stuck with another empty building that they have invested $70,000.00 to buying it, and well over $48,000.00 in repairs... We have buildings sitting in Mr Adkins property that could have been rented out to this company and we wouldn't have saved this village 118,000.00 and still had gotten the payrool tax... It just doesn't make sense...
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere useyourhead 2009-10-19 16:31:20 to legally avoid billions in tax payments to the U.S. government. Key word, legally. If the business is in the US and does it, then yes, it's tax evasion. If they are based elsewhere, such as Cayman Islands, then it's legal.
To the Editor: Worry about families, not insurance firms brutus 2009-10-19 16:53:31 Count me in favor.
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere brutus 2009-10-19 19:28:59 Once again where is your proof the Gov moved jobs overseas. Where is your source for this?
To the Editor: Better care is needed brutus 2009-10-19 19:58:19 I have asked you to tell us what the downside of a public option is. Sources please.
To the Editor: Medical health care ignored brutus 2009-10-19 20:01:50 Where are your facts and sources about these people: "I am talking about the people that have kids that really don't care about them or know how to. The parents that let their kids eat anything, stay up as late as they want, don't know where their kids are no matter the time of day or night. They wait around for their government check to buy smokes and beer. They abuse the system and complain their "rights" are violated" Sources please.
To the Editor: Focus on solutions, not shouting brutus 2009-10-19 20:04:17 Once again what is the downside of a Public Option? Facts and sources please. I will be waiting.
To the Editor: Public option needed brutus 2009-10-19 20:07:20 useyourhead what are the other options and proof that they will work. Sources please. I am waiting.
To the Editor: Present health care is failing us brutus 2009-10-19 20:10:25 maxx, Where is your proof or source for human rights. Where is your source that the military is grossly underpaid.
To the Editor: Eastwood School District is at it again Educated Eastwood Tax Payer 2009-10-19 20:28:58 This is the best deal Eastwood tax payers will ever get to replace very old school buildings. There will never be a better deal. For more information, check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwHZYKcITw0
Clarence 'Gene' Huff Sr. Barb 2009-10-19 21:08:19 Gene was a nice guy, he would do almost anything for anyone. I have known him since the later 80ties. We had our differences but it never last long. We were usually there for each other. Bless the family I'm sorry for your lost.
Portage looks to annexation to help finances Mark Foster 2009-10-20 04:24:19 Why don't you idiots leave those business alone, times are hard enough as it is, they don't need to be paying you clowns anything. Just because you all live in a dumpy little town that can't afford to pay for 90 hrs a week of "law enforcement" you want to start raping the local business. I'm talking real business, not the half a$$ used car dealer and the little compressor shop. What would these business possibly gain from being annexed?? NOTHING, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER!!!! These business are owned by people who worked hard and accomplished something and they are about to be punished by a bunch of losers who have never accomplished anything. Get your heads out of your A$$es, swallow the pill of where you live and what you are and MOVE ON!
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere useyourhead 2009-10-20 05:31:27 hahaha I found it in one of the sources you listed above. That's why I thanked you.
To the Editor: Public option needed useyourhead 2009-10-20 05:42:37 Well we already know that tort reform works. CBO's latest report. We already know competition works. It a part of nearly every business in the world. We also know that massachesetts has a public option program that is failing. It's easy to support the idea of a public option, but when the details come out, it doesn't look so good.
To the Editor: Better care is needed useyourhead 2009-10-20 06:21:44 You asked me?? hahaha Read posts 2 and 4. You either don't think there is a downside or are unwilling to admit there is.
To the Editor: Better care is needed brutus 2009-10-20 07:05:03 Sources please. I am still waiting.
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere brutus 2009-10-20 07:08:25 Sources please. I am still waiting.
To the Editor: Public option needed brutus 2009-10-20 07:12:01 Since you like to use factcheck.org why are you not using them on the actual savings on tort reform? Once again correct sources please. I will be waiting.
To the Editor: Who bails government out? brutus 2009-10-20 07:46:34 Aaa Gary, Reagan and Bush already raised the National debt to 11 trillion.
To the Editor: Public option needed useyourhead 2009-10-20 08:16:36 Malpractice: Savings Reconsidered CBO has revised its opinion, based on new evidence. Citing recent studies, including two new economic papers published only last month, CBO concludes that limiting malpractice liability would reduce total national health care spending by about one-half of 1 percent, or about $11 billion this year. That would save taxpayers about $41 billion over the next decade in lower Medicare, Medicaid and other federal spending for health care. http://www.factcheck.org/2009/10/malpractice-savings-reconsidered/# Any other requests? How about you proving that the public option is a proven system.
To the Editor: BG resident offers thoughts on tax hike Cynic 2009-10-20 09:00:48 When times are tough, an individual has choices - no different than the city. If the "temporary" tax hike gets passed, sure that will do good now - but when the economy recovers, and the balance settles - the city won't just say, "hey, we don't need that extra money now" - they'll increase their spending. Why don't we try a responsible "do less with less" approach, and when things improve - the city can re-evaluate it's spending. That's what I have to do, and if this passes I'll have to "do even less with even less".
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere brutus 2009-10-20 09:48:31 Still waiting.
Wood County Park District approves pay plan AdanG2 2009-10-20 09:53:18 I will never vote yes on a parks issue again. The raises were way out of line. I agree with sivicman. Shape up or you all can ship out. "Never again" should be our battle cry
To the Editor: BG resident offers thoughts on tax hike AdanG2 2009-10-20 09:58:21 I have never in all my years in BG have seen a tax go away. I agree they just find a way to give out more raises instead then raise our taxes again...look at the parks department.. good example of having too much extra money. "Never Again"
Portage looks to annexation to help finances Eric Bailey 2009-10-20 10:20:21 Agreed, any pressure they put on this "hold out" should be illegal, if he doesn't want to be part of their nothing to offer town then he shouldn't have to justify why not. They want to charge annex these business and then offer nothing in return except more taxes. Whoever you are DON'T GIVE IN!!!!! They want your money while offering NOTHING in return, if they want to annex you then make them do it in court, this is still the U.S, if you don't want to be part of their crap town you shouldn't be bullied into it. Hold out man, don't give them an INCH!!!!
To the Editor: BG resident offers thoughts on tax hike AWJ 2009-10-20 10:29:44 ME Decker: I have thought about it, and I don't need all of these services. I like them, but not all are necessities. The 'large item' pick-up offered 3 times a year could be temporarily (or indefinitely) suspended, or make it a optional fee-based service. A similar, but less founded, argument can be made for brush and leaf pick-up (leaves and sticks will fall by nature, couches get placed by the human machine). I'm not a proponent of terminating the laborers, if anything more substantial savings can almost always be had by reducing/cutting the high-salary positions in an organization. However, none of us are guaranteed anything in life - not me, not you. I agree that "less with less", for now, makes the most sense... for now.
To the Editor: BG resident offers thoughts on tax hike Ken 2009-10-20 10:54:50 We need to be looking at cutting salaries of government workers. The reason the city has less money is because citizens have less money to tax. When we citizens have less money we cut back on our expenses and learn to make do. The city likewise needs to cut back and salaries are a good place to start.
To the Editor: Eastwood School District is at it again concerned and educated eastwood taxpayer 2009-10-20 11:30:49 To not so educated Eastwood tax payer: Where have I heard this story before about never getting a better deal? Oh that's right the last time when the Board wanted to build a new school. Do you believe everyone has as short of memory as you? Just like the school income tax. A divisive board who pitted citizen against citizen.
To the Editor: BG resident offers thoughts on tax hike Rocket 2009-10-20 11:36:57 We need to end TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION IN THE CITY OF BG. All city services should be paid for by property taxes. That way all residents pay for city services. We (BG) as a progressive city need to become the standard bearer within the State of Ohio and lead by example. Taxing a worker who only works in the city is Wrong. WE have no right to their income, we do have a right to bill them for services rendered, such as police services to an accident or a fire call. We bill their place of work for water and sanitation services.
Portage looks to annexation to help finances Rocket 2009-10-20 11:50:52 Nothing more than money grab by the village of Portage. What can Portage possibly offer to the employees of these 3 companies? Maybe if Portage wants to survive they should look to their own residents and not steal hard earned dollars through TAXATION WITH OUT REPRESENTATION! They will be stealing money from the workers of these companies.
To the Editor: BG resident offers thoughts on tax hike BGRes 2009-10-20 11:55:33 The "temporary" tax hike is a marginal tax increase that is written to last 3 years. It costs someone with a 50k income less than 4 dollars per month. Don't eat out once a month; don't supersize your meal; make coffee at home instead of hitting up Starbucks- do this once a month and the difference is made. As for the reference to "they just find a way to give out more raises" comment-- read up before you sound foolish. The only raises given out this year to city employees were step raises, to which only a small fraction of the city workers benefited. The rest got no raises, and the city has already put out there will be no raises next year. I like this community and I like it's services- certainly for 4 dollars a month. It's money well spent. You'll spend more tending to your own heavy trash, brush, leaves, etc.
To the Editor: BG resident offers thoughts on tax hike Cynic 2009-10-20 12:20:25 Rocket, Some us are already not eating out (thus not super-sizing), and don't buy Starbucks - and aren't doing this at all, so we can't do it once less. It's nice to know that some people can still afford the occasional indulgence, but many of the rest of us have already 'trimmed the fat'. The city government should be, ideally, representative of it's population - so I expect them to do the same. A great part of this is responsible spending. This is the same city government who this spring was pushing for a new city swimming pool costing millions of dollars... now, magically, we can no longer afford all the city services? This is a great concern. I'm not willing to accept a tax increase given the historical spending and budgeting in this city. PS: Property tax to fund everything (repeat 4 times, one for each of your posts)... good call, but only in theory since more than half of the city population rents. Also, I believe that most of us who work outside of BG get taxed by other cities... just so the right hand knows what the left is doing.
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere useyourhead 2009-10-20 12:29:37 This is your source. http://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2008/03/06/top_iraq_contractor_skirts_us_taxes_offshore/ Kellogg Brown & Root, the nation's top Iraq war contractor and until last year a subsidiary of Halliburton Corp., has avoided paying hundreds of millions of dollars in federal Medicare and Social Security taxes by hiring workers through shell companies based in this tropical tax haven. Our government knows about this and still awards them contracts. Why are we supporting such an evil company?
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere brutus 2009-10-20 12:59:32 I am waiting for your proof the Gov moved jobs overseas. Still waiting.
Josephine Doren Dick Gordley 2009-10-20 13:51:45 Skeet and Mary Lou: So sorry to learn of the death of Skeets mother. I am thinking of you both at this very difficult time. Dick
Portage looks to annexation to help finances Worker 2009-10-20 16:06:23 I work at one of the three business that Portage wants to annex. The ONLYadvantage to the businesses, by being annexed, would be a lowering of the sewer rate. I the businesses want a cheaper sewage rate, It would be WAY-WAY-WAY---INCREDIBLEY-- cheaper for the employees involved to just pay the sewer bill by taking a collection up, and paying the bill. If everybody kicked in 50cents a month that would cover the bill. The taxes collected from one person would cover the sewage bill for a year. All the other people paying taxes to Portage would just be funding a village that can not-will not-take care of itself. If the citizens of Portage don't care enough about their village to fund it, then why take my money. Portage---KEEP YOUR HANDS OUT OF MY POCKET.
To the Editor: 'Cap and Trade' bill will force jobs elsewhere brutus 2009-10-20 16:36:04 Still waiting useyourhead.
Hungry to feed others c.garber 2009-10-20 17:19:19 we are missionaries in Guatemala and I wish the children could only see what a great thing they are doing. Some people we know personally who are working. had only corn tortella for 2 weeks some times with lime juice and or salt on them. The 5 year old got sick. and is under sized. It is sad when they raise so much in fresh vegetables in some ageas.
To the Editor: Public option needed brutus 2009-10-20 17:44:58 Gee 1/2%. Isn't that what I have been saying for months now? Hello! It has been proven time and again on here and everywhere that it works. You just refuse to accept the facts. By the way did that 1/2% sink in?
Dr. Richard Pearse Shirley Cook Wolf 2009-10-20 17:55:26 I remember Dr. Pearse & his family with fond memories. Dr. Pearse cared for my family of four children from birth, until he closed his practice in Bowling Green. I now live in Fort Wayne IN., & told my current Dr. that I am so blessed to have had 2 such wonderful physicians in my life. I have often wondered how he was doing. My childrens names were: Kathy Cook, Lou Ann Cook, Vicky Cook and Kevin Cook. You all have my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
Portage looks to annexation to help finances mark foster 2009-10-20 17:56:34 AGREED!!! you folks need to let your employers and the village of Portage know that you will not tolerate this! Total money grab, if the residents can't maintain their own town then why should people that don't live there!!!! You need to write letters to the editor, contact the local news in Toledo, etc let everyone know what they are trying to do! If Mr. Maas is so keen on "keeping the pressure on" lets see how he likes having the pressure on him. Maybe we can get one of the news channels to come on out and ask him some questions at his "car dealership" to see if he can justify going after these 400+s employees pocket books! I'll teach you what pressure is really about Mr. Maas, i'm going to make sure everyone around reads your comments and knows what your crooked little village is trying to do
To the Editor: Public option needed useyourhead 2009-10-20 18:02:05 You have repeatedly said tort reform does not work. Did you read the entire article? The economists found that between 1991 and 2002, medical expenditures grew by 34 percent while malpractice payments grew by 65 percent. Their data, they said, "would imply that, over this period, the growth in malpractice payments added 5.1% to the growth in medical expenditures, or about 15% of the total growth." CBO noted that savings would be even greater if not for the fact that many states have already imposed their own changes. CBO said about one-third of the states already have caps on noneconomic damages, and about two-thirds have imposed other measures being proposed at the federal level. Because of this, CBO said, "a significant fraction of the potential cost savings has already been realized."
To the Editor: Veterinarian supports Issue 2 brutus 2009-10-20 18:51:07 Who ever pays you the most huh Justin. A shill for factory farms. Udder Tech.
To the Editor: Senator urged to vote for health choices General Custar 2009-10-21 08:18:44 I love my country, I have several severe health conditions that are driving me broke. Stop the games in D.C. Stick to the US Constitution. NO government options. You insist on national health fix medicare, ss and veterans care.
To the Editor: Reasons cited to vote against Issue 2 brutus 2009-10-21 08:55:17 Vote no on 2. Look who is backing it, factory farms.
To the Editor: Senator urged to vote for health choices brutus 2009-10-21 09:00:22 Oh so those of us for a Public Option don't love our country? I'll keep it clean, Custar, You are a real Piece of Work.
Perrysburg roadwork signs lack direction Perrysburg Resident 2009-10-21 09:52:36 Hmmm...Let's see...there is a sign for northbound Fort Meigs Rd near Coe Ct that reads "Closed To Through Traffic". There is another sign for southbound traffic near Fort Meigs School that reads "Closed To Through Traffic". It sounds to me that if you were given a warning for three weeks prior to the city officers writing the citations you should of heeded their advice and not drive through the area. I live in McKinley Woods and did not receive a ticket because I obeyed the road closed sign and drove around.
N. Baltimore to study water rates Ed 2009-10-21 11:48:14 Raise the water rates is the only option? Why is it that everyone is constantly being bombarded from every source to cut-back on their water usage, but if you do, you will pay a penalty in increased rates. Same thing for the electric lies in BG---Conserve energy and then put in the wind turbines to supposedly help and then they want an increase in rates. Of course, when they do raise the water rates and then if industry does pick up again, don't expect the rates to drop one penny. It amazes me how they can complain about the lack of income, but are able to spend over $7,000 for a "study"...
Hungry to feed others Stacey Rees 2009-10-21 13:30:24 Thank you so much, Elmwood staff, teachers and students!! Your enthusiasm, generosity and eagerness to help others is amazing! In addition, the KAH staff was so impressed with the senior leaders who devoted their whole day to teaching others the packing process and assisting where needed. You are a bright light for your generation! Keep up the good work; you are definitely making a difference in the world! Stacey Rees President Kids Against Hunger - Toledo Region
To the Editor: Reasons cited to vote against Issue 2 brutus 2009-10-21 15:08:07 It is a start Maxx. Now about that public option thing. Alright, alright we'll leave it that we agree here.
Perrysburg roadwork signs lack direction GMcKinley 2009-10-21 15:08:49 The signs have said from the beginning of the construction "Closed to Through Traffic". I have witnessed the workers getting cursed at, hand gestures by soccer moms, and a variety of rude and obnoxious behavior by people that appear to be smart enough to understand what is written. The soccer field access did present a problem but that has been addressed. Upset drivers who are in a hurry to get home or to their function should understand it is a safety issue for them and the workers and should plan accordingly. I live in the middle of this construction and witness on a daily basis drivers who feel they should be exempt from this redirection of traffic and wonder what are they thinking? READ THE SIGNS!
Perrysburg roadwork signs lack direction McKinley Woods 2009-10-21 16:52:56 I live in McKinley Woods and have not used the entrance since the contruction began. It only takes a few more minutes to drive around. I want the road to be finished, therefore I don't want to interupt the workers and I don't want to drive thru the dust and pot holes. I think they should close it so no one can drive thru at all.
Jimmie Baney Phyllis Kerr 2009-10-21 19:25:25 I know the family and friends will miss him so much but the Lord has plans for him now.He will always be in your hearts.
To the Editor: Weston mayor wants change on Otsego board patriot 2009-10-22 07:12:29 Not once in the letter are the children mentioned. It seems that most of the people opposed to the central campus are more concerned for their towns than the children. If they need to count on the school to keep their towns alive, they need to think of a new plan.
To the Editor: Why fear government run programs? Scott McClure 2009-10-22 07:20:53 Both are bankrupt, that's why.
To the Editor: Support universal health coverage brutus 2009-10-22 09:42:59 Who would have thought the plan with the PUBLIC OPTION will be deficit neutral, in fact reduces the debt?
To the Editor: Public option is the only solution brutus 2009-10-22 09:46:44 Now the conservatives/ teabaggers/ right wingnuts can't complain about the PUBLIC OPTION anymore since the CBO says it is deficit neutral even reduces the debt.
To the Editor: Weston mayor wants change on Otsego board concernedOHSparent 2009-10-22 13:23:48 The kids will be really out in the cold when the state takes over. The district is already on financial watch. When the state comes in, everything goes; sports, extras, bussing.
Portage looks to annexation to help finances Tom Butters 2009-10-22 13:44:59 From what I know, this whole idea about annexing, is not strictly from Doug Maas. If you remember back, the Mayor, (the one who doesn't pay his fines or taxes), mentioned it several months ago. It would have been a good idea if the Mayor, (the one who dresses like a circus clown), started the annex process a year or so ago. But since the Mayor had other "pressing" obligations, the annexation now is nothing more than a cork in the side of a sinking ship. I predict if the annexation happens, Portage will still go bankrupt. A town run by a non-educated person will never prosper.
Northwest jet overshoots Minneapolis airport maxx 2009-10-22 15:09:34 Fly by wire, auto pilot & gps making things a little boring in the cockpit these days. ( Bear in mind that 150 miles is only about 20 minutes )
Portage looks to annexation to help finances Ben S. Shaw 2009-10-22 15:45:36 I agree with Tom, but I will take it a step farther and say that the issue of annexation didn't seem to rise again but as a last chance at saving their police department. Absolute corruption, corrupts absolutely!! They are counting on sticking to the businesses, saving the police department and then sticking it to every citizen and trucker that drives through that little corrupt town. It's good to see some little guy standing up to the tyranny that tries to detach him from his hard earn money while the tryrant goes on and never has to earn anything for themselves. They just take and then they are in the same boat a year later!! DO NOT GIVE IN TO THEM!! Power to the people!!
To the Editor: Weston mayor wants change on Otsego board patriot 2009-10-22 16:03:54 And if we keep 3 elementary schools open, that will not happen. We'll just start passing all kinds of operating levies, right?
To the Editor: Pettit pledges change in Lake Township krg 2009-10-22 23:29:20 Why is this article titled Pettit pledges change in Lake Twp? The theme is Pettit goes to toastmasters to learn how to speak better. We don't need a speaker. We need to keep the people in place who know what the job of a trustee is. And if you can't make the time to attend meetings...then find another hobby. You can't change the meeting time to fit your schedule. It's a public servant position.
To the Editor: FBI shouldn't work to lure people into breaking the law High Times 2009-10-23 06:52:53 Michael, you must be high!