Comments by ronzo
Posted on October 10 at 7:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)
roberttodt: I am not a Democrat. I did read the Affordable Care Act. Maybe it's not delivering everything as promised. However here in New York, my only point of reference, is the NewYorkStateofHealth.gov health care exchange.
My wife and I purchase individual health plan coverage. Via the NY Exchange, our monthly premium cost beginning January 1st for a gold plan with CDPHP will be $710.37 per month less than what we currently pay CDPHP for a health plan that provides less coverage, with higher copays, a higher deductible, and a smaller network of doctors and labs, than the gold plan from CDPHP via the New York exchange.
We are not eligible for any government subsidies due to our income level, so we will be paying the total cost.
Not sure where you have obtained the information that you state, but you might want to check out what people are truly experiencing as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
If you actually do that, you might discover that some of your statements might need to be investigated further.
Posted on September 22 at 2:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Great idea, but they can't even get two tiny school districts in Fulton County to merge. The chances of getting the people to agree to a merger of counties? They will hang onto their little turfdoms until they are totally broke and run out of money, because that's what it will take to get people to accept change. But then it will be too late. Apparently they are not taxed enough to want to do anything about it now while there's still a chance.
Posted on September 14 at 10:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Congratulations Sandra!!! I am so thankful that you have the interest and foresight to put this absolutely magnificent church to good use. I'm thankful that it is not being torn down. It was too heart wrenching to see my church close. The diocese ripped the rug out from under us. They did not think or care about how our culture is part of our religion. I am very thankful that you are going to turn the light on in the steeple.
Born, Baptized, Confirmed and proudly raised in the St. Mary's Parish
Posted on September 7 at 3:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Anyone who votes to keep a politician in office for 18 terms - 36 yrs. - deserves all the photos that political hack wants to send them.
Posted on September 4 at 4:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It used to be that people took jobs with municipalities even though the pay was low, but the benefits were good and they'd get a good pension if they stuck it out. Often they got the job because of someone they knew or who they helped get elected, not because of their ability to perform the job. But in those days, good benefits and a pension were miniscule compared to today, and the cost was somewhat manageable. It has become a greed game and the hell with the taxpayers. The politicians are in on the game so what incentive do they have to change it? And they wonder why cities declare bankruptcy. That is the only way to solve this pension greed problem. But then everyone loses, especially the pensioners.
Posted on August 23 at 3:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I would gladly take a road test at every driver license renewal. Or at least present myself to the motor vehicle agency so they could get a look at me and my physical and cognitive ability. That would hopefully give the state some assurance of my ability and give me the peace of mind that they believe I probably won't hurt someone.
Posted on August 10 at 11:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)
In a past economy, fast food restaurants have traditionally been a stepping stone toward job advancement, or as a supplemental income to those who relied on someone else for financial support. In today’s economy and job opportunity, fast food service employment has become the only job, or career if you can call it that, for many who do not have either the ability, opportunity, education or luck to rise to higher level jobs and pay. There are some, but today’s fast food workers are well beyond high school and early adult age. That’s a reason why young adult unemployment is the highest it’s been in decades. So to deprive a person from trying to better support their family because corporate greed prevails, is probably not a society that our founders anticipated 225 years from their actions.
Posted on August 8 at 4:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Bob: Florida tried drug testing of welfare recipients and the program backfired. 2.6% tested positive (mostly marijuana), which is a rate less than their state workers who flunked the state employee drug test. Who paid for all that? The Florida taxpayers. Florida, New York and the national system badly needs an overhaul.
Posted on August 6 at 4:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Here's a perfect example of what can happen when voters reject term limits. And now some think this is so terrible. What do they expect? Why didn't they think about this when they kept voting for him? He did beat New Yorkers. And then they keep voting for the same morons in Washington every 2 or 6 years also.
Posted on July 5 at 4:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)
BROBERTS1: When exactly did you see news footage of undocumented immigrants at a Home Depot or Lowes in New Mexico, and in what city? A business owner is not forced to hire someone at less than minimum wage. It is a choice they make. If a person is willing to work for less than minimum wage, who is breaking a law - the employee or the employer? So in other words, you're saying that because it’s the “illegals” fault that they are tempting these employers, not the employers fault for hiring them at less than minimum wage, and the employers should ignore and bypass the "illegals" when looking for part-time workers because it’s "illegals" fault for being there. And since they know they will work for less than an American citizen, that just wouldn't be right for a law abiding employer to pay someone less than minimum wage. So that solves the problem. Right? If the “illegals” didn’t get hired buy greedy business people, they would not have work opportunities, the employer would have to pay an American minimum wage, the undocumented immigrant would go away and you would be happy. Correct?