Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

October 22, 2013

In Your View

ASHLAND — Obamacare like the seatbelt law

Opinions are like noses: everybody has one.

 It seems to me that the big argument with our would-be leaders in Washington about Obamacare can be compared to the seatbelt law we have today all over the United States.

This law was designed and shoved down the taxpayers’ throats by greedy power-hungry politicians and law enforcement. All they had to do about seat belts was to have a law that would put the responsibility of the seatbelt on the individual, and if they did not have the seat belts on and had a wreck, then their insurance was no good on them or their car.

Money and control of the taxpayers seems to be the only way our leaders can think anymore.  They were elected to protect Americans, not persecute them, not to close down America and leave the borders open, and not to pass another law that they can fine a taxpayer for not having insurance because the insurance company had just raised the price until they cannot afford it.

 Cliff Barker, Morehead

Extension clubs rich in volunteers

I was excited to see the article in Thursday’s paper regarding getting the volunteer agencies together with the Ashland Alliance and Mayor Chuck Charles.

This is to let them in on one of the best-kept secrets in Boyd County volunteers: The Boyd County Extension Homemakers Association!  Our nine active clubs recorded more than 27,000 hours of volunteering last year. We meet monthly for an educational lesson brought to us by the University of Kentucky along with interesting workshops. 

We have daytime and evening clubs and this year our nine clubs have joined together to decorate the Highlands Museum for the Christmas season.  We are always open for new members, and welcome questions about our clubs. The extension office phone number is ( 606) 739-5184.

Ann Wiseman, secretary, Boyd County Homemakers Association

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