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Opinion

October 10, 2012

THE PEOPLE SPEAK – Get all the facts before election day

Sen. Bernie Sanders (Ind.) of Vermont, examined the Romney/Ryan health plan. These are the facts: If elected, they will repeal Obamacare and replace it with a voucher system. They say they will let each state determine Medicaid, but they are the ones who will dispense the money to the states. If you are diagnosed with any form of cancer, you will be given a voucher for $8,000 and told you can choose any doctor/plan you want.

Cancer treatments are very expensive and when you go to any doctor/facility with only $8,000, that may or may not accept Medicaid, you treatment will be limited or you will be denied. They plan to continue giving wealthy people money knowing it will only add trillions to the debt and doesn’t create jobs.

When the police are called to a situation, they separate all involved and get the story from all sides before they act. Politics should be no different. If all you watch is the Fox News channel, switch it up and over to MSNBC, or vice versa. Get all the facts for all sides before you make a final choice. If you are an Independent and are unhappy with either choice, this election may come down to opting for the lesser of two evils.

JOHN SMITH

Muskogee

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