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Better leader might help parties agree

November 6, 2013
The Leader Herald

After closely watching the testimony on the Affordable Care Act, it's quite clear the government screwed up.

I'm a Republican, but that has nothing to do with what's going on. The vast majority of your readership demands in English what's really going on.

First - an undertaking in health care is expensive, which begs the question: can we afford it?

Second - given the fights that are going on between Republicans and Democrats, is either side looking out for us?

Third and final - perhaps a Ronald Reagan or a Bill Clinton could have struck a deal between both parties to make it work or abolish the law.

Finger pointing by both sides is excessive and justified by each party's own agenda or beliefs. I am not qualified to know their hearts.

We need a leader, not to be a sheep, mind you, but a leader whose direction we can follow or not based on our vote.

I think everyone should not be bankrupted by health issues, but given the dire straights two programs - Social?Security and Medicare - are in, can we afford another one? We're the greatest nation in the history of the world; I'm sure we can figure it out.

I don't think our nation should be defined by an absent president. Eight years of bad policy can be reconciled and made to work no matter who's in office. When those who think they are entitled are in charge of our entitlements, then we have a serious problem.

From the hearings, I took away one thing - the word subsidy; It's affordable because of the taxes we all have to pay in the name of it.

This nation is better than this. We are all reading the same book, just different chapters from time to time. No one's a villain; no one strives to fail.

Cost is a concern, but not what really matters. Parts of the law are good, other parts not so much. With a qualified leader, I think most of us could agree on something. I'm sure Clinton and Reagan could agree on that.

Being a parent, you can't buy your son a house and leave your daughter without the perfect wedding dress. Equally important, but not the same.

CHRISTOPHER C. FEZZA

Queensbury

 
 

 

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