Comments by tonijean613
Posted on April 3 at 6:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Muggy- what planet are you on? America has the only Capitalist Medical/Health System- every single agency providing you care from doctors to hospitals are FOR PROFIT-
Do you even know what the word Socialized Medicine means? Have you heard of Canada?
They are next door. You probably also do not know that most all "Socialized" medicine countries have lower healthcare costs and better health and longevity and lower infant mortality rates than the USA. Do some research- the internet makes it very easy if you dont personally know people from these countries who can tell you about their health systems which are NOT FOR PROFIT cover all their citizens and is better.
Posted on April 3 at 5:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Kathleen Moore- Can you confirm the winning bid will be the "lowest" bid? How does this work exactly? Will the bids be sealed and/or open for public view?
Posted on April 3 at 5:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I hope the district reaches out to retired teachers to be volunteers.
Posted on April 3 at 5:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The solution is IMPROVED MEDICARE for ALL. We need to take the cost of healthcare completely away from Employers so they cant complain that they can't pay better wages or hire more people because of the cost of provide healthcare to its workers.
People should not be slaves to a terrible job because its their only access healthcare for their families. Furthermore, without putting a cap on what insurance companies can charge for premiums, Im not sure how prices will go down if the govt is giving money directly to these companies. Medicare allows you to go to any doctor or any hospital in any State at any time. Medicare cuts the profit seeking middleman insurance company out of the picture. We should be pushing to lower the eligibility age for Medicare so that older people can retire and free up those jobs for younger people with families and recent college graduates. Forcing older people who are no longer effective in their jobs to stay in a bad job only because they need health insurance is not good for our economy or society or or our mental well being. I encourage anyone concerned about this to consider joining the Green Party which is the only party pushing for Improved Medicare for All. Also called Single Payer.
The Green Party has solutions and can gain ground if more people join. Our two party system no longer represents we the people- they represent for profit corporations like health insurance companies. Having said all this, Obamacare will be a slight improvement- it just does not go far enough. Green Party = People, Peace, Planet. People First.
Posted on April 1 at 7:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Voters need to be able to vote on specific line items. The school budget should not be a a yes or no, all or nothing vote. People should vote the school budget down until they allow taxpayers and parents to vote on line items. The best school districts in Massachuetts such as Lexington, break down the school budget into various votes. But first, they take an online survey of the community to assess which items are most/east important. Operational, capital improvements, specific building improvements such as roofs to voting on curriculum and whether teachers or salaries or specicif classes should be cut. So it is possible and taxpayers should demand being able to vote on an itemized budget.
Posted on April 1 at 7:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Please explain exactly what happens to these guns once they are turned in. I would expect they would be destroyed. Can anyone confirm?
Posted on March 21 at 2:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Peter Frank: Please be reminded that our government is "elected" -therefore the govt that you are refering to is representing the will of the people, for the overall betterment of society and the common good. Whether you agree or not with which laws are enacted- they come from our democratic system. So, perhaps you should be questioning if whether or not your neighbors, freinds and family- know best.
Posted on March 19 at 6:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The priest sex abuse cover-ups is not the only reason many have moved away from the Catholic church. Most educated women cannot accept a hierarchy of men that dangerously disregards science and insists on oppressing women by condemning common sense birth control, condom use and access to abortion. One way to reduce poverty is to promote the use of birth control and family planning. And with regards to abortion, whether you are a young girl who is raped and impregnated by her father or a teen, or any woman who learns of a medical reason to consider abortion, Churches and Govt- have no business controlling women and their lives. The focus of the Church should be to help poor people and foster community, fight for social and economic justice and stop wars- not oppress girls and women or condemn them to needless suffering or to a life-time of poverty because of the Churches outdated and dangerous teachings on birth control.
Posted on March 16 at 9:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Typical GOP Hypocrit- Do as I say, not as I do. My Christian religion good, your "other" religion bad, Gays are bad/not equal, but gays in my family good. Gay marriage bad, but gay marriage for my gay children good, Dick Cheney. Abortion bad, but Death Penalty good ! Food stamps bad, but corporate welfare and tax evading loop holes to make me personally filthy rich good- Mitt Romney. Social security and welfare good for my family to recieve, but others are moochers (Rep Paul Ryan). My immigrant parents good, other immigrants bad- Marco Rubio. - The GOP hypocracy list is endless and nausiating.
Posted on March 16 at 9:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)
CommonwealthCare (Obama/RomneyCare) has provided high quality insurance coverag to nearly all residents of MA. Choice of "improved" private coverage at an affordable cost. Idealy, what America needs is Improved Medicare for All- taking the cost for health insurance completely off the backs of employers and spurring competition of private doctors and hospitals that would reduce costs. Also, imagine the freedom and entrepreneurial spirit that would be unleashed if Americans were not shackled to unfullfilling jobs just to have health insurance benefits.