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  • You can't make this stuff up: now House Republicans threaten to sue the president for doing something they wanted — delaying the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate.
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  • You can't make this stuff up: now House Republicans threaten to sue the president for doing something they wanted — delaying the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate.
    These are the same guys who tried to derail it 50 times — about once for every million Americans who lacked health insurance. Meanwhile the U.S. remains the only wealthy nation that doesn't provide universal coverage, while spending the most per capita on health care for the worst overall outcomes in the industrialized world.
    Keep in mind, the ACA is essentially the same plan that was designed by the conservative Heritage Foundation and proposed by Republicans in 1993, but whatever Obama's for, Republicans are against. The only alternative they offer is their outrage, and even that's phony.
    Republicans have been acting outraged ever since we elected Obama. Instead of conducting the nation's business, they posture, bluster, filibuster and "investigate" Benghazi. Let's face it: they're in a chronic snit over getting trounced by a black guy with a funny name — twice. It's time they get over it. If they don't like Obamacare, they need to work with Democrats on providing the American people universal health care we can all live with, because we're not going back. — Michael Steely, Medford
    On behalf of the foster and adoptive children and families of Jackson County, I would like to thank the Homebuilders Association of Jackson County and Scott Valley Bank. They sponsored and fully funded a wonderful picnic for these families last Saturday.
    Everyone enjoyed the water park with a delicious barbecue, face-painting, balloon creations and prizes. This is an encouragement to all of us that the community cares and partners with us to help the abused and neglected children in our own community. It is just one of the positive things that are happening in our valley! If any person or organization is interested in helping our most vulnerable children or becoming a foster or adoptive parent, please call 541-858-3181, ext. 232. — Penny Esser, foster and adoption recruitment and retention, Jackson Branch Child Welfare
    Recently, St. Vincent de Paul in Medford received several generous grants to help us provide rent and utility relief to our neighbors in need. We were awarded $15,000 from The Carpenter Foundation and $20,000 from the Carrico Family Foundation for our Utility Disconnect Assistance program. The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation granted us $10,000 for our Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
    These donations are combined with St. Vincent's internally generated funds to provide much-needed help to families and individuals who are in jeopardy of utility disconnection or homelessness. Without this assistance, we would not be able to provide the level of assistance we do. St. Vincent de Paul and the entire Rogue Valley community are indebted to these foundations for their support. — Phyllis Douglas, Talent
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