to the editor from this week's Chronicle:
To the Editor
Between 1995 and 2012, Idaho district 7 Senator Nuxoll took $234,800.00
in government handouts in the form of Ag Subsidies ( http://farm.ewg.org
); in light of that, Sen. Nuxoll's statements in the recent opinion published
by the Cottonwood Chronicle are just astonishing…
You may remember Sen Nuxoll's weird and rambling regurgitation of Republican
talking points: where she made statements about how hospitals and
hospital care are Christian inventions; about how we all should conduct
ourselves in strict compliance with principles of free enterprise, and
avoid government handouts - lest we become dependent.
Health Care …
Among the earliest documented instances of hospitals and hospital care
are those in India which pre-date "Christendom" by several hundred years.
And, it was the existing Roman health care model that was used and
extended by Christians when Christianity became the official religion
of Rome. Now, no one disputes the great contribution of faith-based medical
care ,but, the statement "Christendom invented the hospital under the umbrella
of Christian mercy", is misleading and of dubious motivation.
How can Sen Nuxoll bad-mouth Federal programs for health care, WIC,
food stamps, etc., and then turn around and help herself to $234,800.00
in Federal tax payer dollars? What is it about Sen Nuxoll's
own business that makes it somehow exempt from the free market perils
that the rest of us face, and justifies her own personal receipt of such
massive amounts of government money? Can it be any more hypocritical for
a person to so heartily embrace government handouts while - as a legislator
- heartlessly opposing the extension of unemployment benefits for
needy Idaho families?
Sen Nuxoll's troubling statements add to the uncertainty of the future
of quality education in Idaho - especially now that it is in the hands
of someone with such clearly flawed judgment.
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