Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

October 22, 2013

Rants & Raves for Tuesday, October 22, 2013

VALDOSTA — Blame your insurance company, not Obamacare for your rates going up. They would have gone up regardless. Get real and check facts about why this is really happening.

I couldn't afford private health  care and I certainly cannot afford the outrageous Bronze Plan in Obamacare. Now I have to pay a tax for unaffordable healthcare. Isn't freedom great?

My insurance is going up $250! Thanks to Obama I am paying for mine and yours.

The Valdosta City Council should make nice with the County Commission as we will need the county folks to help us pay for our new Waste Water Treatment Plant. If the county voters see the City Council as giving the County Commission the back of their hand (figuratively) then we can kiss SPLOST VII good-bye.

I believe progress can be a great thing also. There are things that should never change though, one being a strong work ethic. Knowing that you have to work for what you get and not simply given things. Nothing is free. Welfare, education, food stamps, etc. are paid by taxpayers who have a right to speak up when the system is blatantly being abused.

I sure do hope that the new construction of VHS will include a new stadium for them! Can someone state whether that will be the case? Sell the old one to VSU and get everything in one place!

It is way past time for new leadership at the SGMC. Given all the problems, vacant office buildings, a closed down fifth floor, and horrible employee morale, how much more evidence does the Board need to make changes?

It's too bad about the federal shutdown, but employees furloughed should not receive a paid vacation. They should be given the opportunity to make up those 12 workdays by working consecutive Saturdays at their normal rate of pay (not overtime). They could also opt not to make up the time and pay. That would be fair to the federal workers who worked through the shutdown.

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  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    It cracks me up when people say they don't want to be in a business or location where people are carrying weapons. My husband is a police officer and when he's off duty, he always carries concealed. I have a strong feeling that you might be happy one day that one of the hundreds of off duty officers are "packing" if you ever have a need for them!

    July 21, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 21, 2014

    People rant on here, but don't bother to attend the County Commission's meeting about the tax increase. I bet you don't vote either. If not, you forfeit your chance to gripe. Just hush!

    July 20, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 18, 2014

    Some hillbillies have more money than you do, they just don't flaunt it. Most are hard working, good people, unlike the wealthier, selfish, spoiled, inconsiderate brats. You can lose all your money and education in a blink of an eye. Be thankful God has allowed you to be or have what you do and treat others as you want them to treat you.

    July 17, 2014

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    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

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    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

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    I truly believe if we are forced to accept Obamacare, then all the physicians should be  forced to accept it.

    July 9, 2014

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