Use Godís instructions in voting
I read with keen interest an article on freedomoutpost.com entitled US wastes billions more on health care than entire Pentagon budget.
The Christian Science Monitor reports: The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year – roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar – through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, the influential Institute of Medicine said Thursday in a report .
For fiscal year 2012, the Pentagon spent about $646 billion. So where was the biggest area of waste? Unneeded services. According to the study, these services use up to $210 billion each year. Administrative costs take in another $190 billion, while $75 billion is consumed by fraud. Nearly $100 billion disappears into thin air due to inflation.
Now if you think those costs are going down because the federal government gets involved, you are sadly mistaken. The reason for all of the unneeded services is policies developed by insurance companies who were behind the Obamacare legislation, to cover doctors for malpractice lawsuits. Government is on the side of health care insurers, which is part of the reason why federal legislation is being pushed down our throats.
Government waste and bloated bureaucracy are two of our biggest problems. In this coming election, whenever and wherever possible, we need to choose leaders according to Gods instructions in Exodus 18:21: Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness
TIMOTHY MORBITZER North Manchester
Mourdock endorsement ignores facts
I saw an advertisement for Richard Mourdock on TV. In the commercial, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman is supporting Mourdock for U.S. Senate.
She said one of the reasons she is supporting him is that he will work across party lines and do what is right for America.
I would like to know where she was this past spring when Mourdock was running against Richard Lugar. Mourdock made it quite clear that the only way that he would work with Democrats is if they believed and supported his ideas; he was not interested in meeting anywhere even close to the middle.
He even signed away his right to ever vote for a tax increase.
To me this was not a smart thing to do. Can he look ahead to the next decade or two and see that no tax increase would ever be needed? Not ever?
After his defeat Lugar wrote an article stating that if Mourdock wants to get legislation passed and be an effective senator for the people of Indiana, he will have to work with Democrats and move closer to the middle.
I think Mourdock stated his intentions correctly in the spring – he would rather shut down this nation. I dont think that he cares if our countrys credit rating takes another hit. It has to be his way; he is not going to back down or even blink an eye.
I think Skillman knows this about Mourdock. Why would she tarnish her record and lie to us?
LEON D. GROTE Hoagland
A godless U.S. cannot long survive
When the murdered U.S. ambassador and three Navy SEALs came back to Andrews Air Force Base, the messages by the secretary of state and the president were very moving. However, I was even more impressed by the music: Nearer My God To Thee and America.
Especially so, since only a few days earlier the delegates at the Democratic Convention stood and shouted, No! three times to God.
The liberal wing of the Democratic party took the words God and Jerusalem out of the platform, and the delegates were called to order to put those words back in. The vote was taken three times, and it sounded like the nos had won, and goodbye God. However, the chairman, rather than throw the convention into utter confusion with a ballot, gave a questionable ruling on the third voice vote that the yeas had it, and it passed.
Someone has said, The liberals have gone through heaven and taken the gold out. They have gone through hell and taken the fire out. The have gone through our hymns and taken the blood out. And they have gone through our nation and tried to take God out.
God help us. How far have we departed from the faith of our fathers, living still?
WAYNE E. SMITH Auburn