LETTER: Obamacare opponents not unintelligent

Friday, March 26, 2010 | 1:41 p.m. CDT; updated 2:38 p.m. CDT, Saturday, March 27, 2010

When liberals can’t logically argue real issues, they resort to insults and innuendos toward their opponents. Such was the case in George Kennedy’s March 26 column where he attempted to paint the opponents of Obama’s health care debacle as being mentally challenged. In my opinion, Mr. Kennedy is the one who sounds about a quart low on the elixir of human intelligence.

Polls show that the majority of Americans oppose the wild spending and deficits that the health care law will generate. Does George hold himself above most Americans? I guess so. Of course, we must realize that he is a professor emeritus of the Missouri School of Journalism, a station in life that carries superior knowledge of all things.

The fuzzy math in this legislation should be apparent to even the least mathematically inclined among us. It takes 10 years of taxation to pay for six years of spending during the first decade. Then you have to assume that unrealistic savings will result in the ensuing years, including double-counting of the gains from elimination of Medicare Advantage. Who with any intelligence believes that we can provide insurance to another 30 million people and save money at the same time? If you swallow this, you would probably enjoy the ocean view from my Arizona property.

Mr. Kennedy should come to the realization that he is a mere mortal along with the rest of us and that we conservatives just might have as much gray matter in our noggins as do he and his fellow liberals. Let’s see what we dumb-bunnies do in November.

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phillipp young April 4, 2010 | 11:03 p.m.

kudos mr.murray.well said.

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