Letter to the Editor, DMN dated 8 Feb 2015

LTE in response to editorial article by Holly and Doug Deason: What do the Koch brothers want? To defend the American dream

Yet another article trying to justify the Koch brothers $1B pledge to buy the next election. The Koch brothers and their corporate and rich friends do not just want smaller government – they want no government. No Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Minimum Wage, and Regulatory Agencies that protect citizens (ex. FDA, OSHA, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and EPA).

We all want better, more …

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Gun Sense Voters

On Valentine’s Day this year, the Liberal Ladies of the Rockwall County Democratic Party hosted a special event for the romantically inclined. This festive event was very well attended this year with spouses and significant others invited. The food was great, decorations were impressive and good fellowship all around.

We were also pleased to have as our guest speaker a representative from the Gun Sense Voter project of Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action. This is a non-partisan, grass roots movement of moms, mayors, …

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Why Texas should expand Medicaid

Governor Abbott has an opportunity to do the right thing for Texas and provide Medicaid expansion for the estimated one million Texans earning less than the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). These people do not earn enough to qualify for premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. Their only health care option is to either forego treatment or go to the emergency room where you and I pick up the bill. Medicaid expansion would save our state an estimated one billion dollars in uncompensated health care …

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