I am scared. People I know and love have lost their jobs due to the economic collapse and thus lost their health insurance for themselves and their families during a raging pandemic.

Millions still working have insurance through the Affordable Care Act, but this administration is once again in court trying to overturn the act with nothing to replace it.

As a senior citizen who depends on Medicare for basic health services and insurance I also feel betrayed. I heard the President campaigning in Wisconsin in 2016 saying he would protect Medicare. Now, his current budget proposes big cuts to both Medicare and Medicaid.

Many seniors can not afford higher Medicare deductibles and co-pays or higher premiums for supplementary insurance.

The President’s budget also proposes cuts to social security, so seniors would have less money to pay increasing expenses.

On top of this, dedicated doctors and nurses have died treating COVID-19 because they did not have proper protective clothing.

The President said that was not his responsibility. Does our government no longer care about us? It seems like our once solid country is coming apart at the seams. I am scared.

— Ellen Olson

Woodville, Wis.

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(5) comments

Adam Umbreit

"God Bless the Republicans in Madison" who havent even met since April and have sat back doing everything they can to support and thwart acts of public safety that Evers has put in place. You think this is good leadership Sallie? SAD

Dale Failor

Going against our freedom. What about the helmet law for motorcycles, no helmets required but you have to wear a seatbelt in a car. How many people on motorcycles die every year or are seriously hurt because of not wearing a helmet. It is their given right under the law. Is the law right or not? If you go to a Dr. and he tells you that without a medical treatment you will not get better, do you refuse because you have a right? Wearing a mask is your choice and your right. I would not feel good the rest of my life if I killed someone because of something as foolish as exercising my right even though it was proven to be harmful. Trump is doing the same thing by not wearing a mask and holding rallies that are COVID spreaders. Make up your own mind and just because things are legal does not make them right. Vote Biden.

Sallie Helmer

Joe Biden is a criminal.

This is a warning about the Biden’s radical left and their plans for America. Biden’s puppet masters will destroy America as we know it.

Resistance. This is the code word for the network out to destroy Trump. There are big billionaires funneling money into riots and rioters, other organizations out to destroy our economy.

Identity Politics. BLM is not about Black lives. It's about using race as a lever to divide America, destroying true equality. It's a raw political power grab.

Open Borders. Make no mistake about it, this is an immigration jihad meant to change America's language and culture . . . and give the Democrats a permanent voting edge.

Green Communism. The "Green New Deal" is about undermining American business and oil independence, and regulating our society under the guise of the environment.

Communist Healthcare. Let's call it what it is. Obamacare was the beginning. Bidencare will kill our private health system and Medicare.

Support for Criminals and Contempt for the Law. The George Floyd protests and rioting this summer, it's all coming true. Biden has already signed on to "defund the police" and worse.

Hostility to Religious Liberty and the First Amendment. First you need to kill God before implementing a truly socialist society. That's the real goal.

Support for America's Enemies. All the bad guys become good guys, in their warped view of the world. Joe Biden has already signaled he wants to embrace China and resurrect the failed nuclear agreement with Iran. Frightening but true!

Attack on America's Heritage. We see with the ending of Confederate monuments, and worse, the attacks on our heroic founding fathers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, these people will stop at nothing.

Dale Failor

I would disagree that the Government does not care anymore, I would say the Republicans no longer care. They only care about holding control of the senate and having their way only. We need a government that will compromise. Mitch McConnell and Trump want to have their way on everything. What is more important RIGHT NOW? Filling a supreme court seat or getting some more stimulus to the people in our country that need it. Not a slim version that will help no one but a large one that will help the working people of our country. Make up your mind on who you want for President, but it is very clear which party is sincere and which one is not.

Sallie Helmer

Nancy Pelosi is a Democrat and Majority Leader in the House of Representatives. The Stimulus bill is stalled in the House that Democrats control. They are blocking the bill because they have added funds to Democrat cities and states that they allowed to be ruined by BLM thugs and Antifa Anachrists. The Democrat Governors and Mayors told the State police to stand down--- like Wisconsin's Democrat Governor Taxing Tony Evers did during the Kenosha riots. Taxpayers should not have to rebuild these bankrupt states and cities after they welcomed their own destruction. Why did they do that. Because Democrats own the biased Media---or should I say-- the Mainstream Media owns the Democrats? The media was trying to blame Trump for the riots, but most people are too smart for that lie. Now Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats put funds in the Stimulus bill that has nothing to do with Covid. This is why the Republicans are fighting for the American taxpayers and to keep the deficit down. Vote for Republicans who protect you from exorbitant taxes. God Bless President Donald J. Trump who is keeping America free. God Bless the Republicans in Madison, WI who refuse allow our freedoms to be taken away. Mandatory wearing of Face Masks goes against our freedom.

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