Letter: Obamacare's 10,535 pages reduced to four simple truths

Originally Posted Online: Sept. 02, 2014, 11:00 pm
Last Updated: Sept. 02, 2014, 11:35 pm
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For those having trouble understanding Obamacare, all 10,535 pages of the law can be reduced to four:

1. In order to insure the uninsured, we first have to uninsure the insured.

2. Next, we require the newly uninsured to be re-insured.

3. To insure the newly uninsured, they are required to pay extra charges to be reinsured.

4. The extra charges are required so that the original insured who became uninsured and then became re-insured can pay so that the original uninsured can be insured, which will be free of charge to them.

These statements are true. You can call this "redistribution of wealth" or socialism. Both fit.

John F. Rutledge,
East Moline


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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.

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