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Comments of the Week: February 13-19


Adam Zwan’s mother lost her job, and could not afford a medical pump to manage his insulin. “Health care is not a privilege; it’s a right and responsibility for every single American citizen,’ said Kay Zwan. Her persistence finally convinced Medicare to cover the cost, which led to a lot of debate.

Commonsensenotcommon wrote, “There is no constitutional “right” to healthcare.”

A lot of people found that comment cold hearted. One viewer responded, “Keep your offensive comments to yourself. Helping humans pay for health related things is never wrong.”

Another guest agreed, “Until she was layed off, Mrs. Zwan was a working taxpayer. Lord willing, she will be again. In the meantime, is she supposed to watch her son suffer and possibly die to save you a few pennies? Are you that heartless?”

But other viewers stood their ground. “Listen, I do feel for the woman, but the fact is that not everyone can be helped, and some people are going to die whether we like it or not as a society. It isn’t the government’s responsibility to take care of them. If you want that type of government…Canada awaits you.”

The proposed Titan Cement plant was another hot topic on the web this week.

One guest wrote, “So I guess all you people that are against bringing in new jobs to the area walk around in fig leaves and eat dirt. What will you do when your money runs out and there is no work? If there is any chance of more opportunities to feed our families we best take them.”

Another guest calling himself Fig Leaf posted this response: “The jobs at any price crowd love to attach negative labels to people concerned about the environment. These people can’t see past their own nose or wallet. Having a job means nothing if the food chain is so polluted it’s not safe for consumption”

And finally, hundreds of you logged on to read the in the line of duty. Dozens of comments paid tribute to Officer Richard Matthews, like this one from the Gainey family:

“While I never had the pleasure of meeting Officer Matthews, I am so grateful for the service he has provided my family. Thank you for working so hard to keep my neighborhood and my town safe for our children. Thank you for all of the times you protected us and never heard a “thank you” at the end of a hard day. We are sad to have lost you.”

Thank you for sharing your thoughts this week. We always like to know what you think.

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videoFrom health care to Titan Cement, there have been a lot of news stories this week that have had you talking.

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