The LuLac Edition #695, Jan. 14th, 2009
PHOTO INDEX: CONGRESSMAN
KANJORSKI AND P.J. BEST.
Congressman Paul E. Kanjorski (PA-11) provided the below statement on the House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 2., the State Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization, also known as SCHIP. The bill passed by a vote of 289-139. “This is a very promising day for American children,” said Congressman Kanjorski. “We are in tough times as people throughout the country are struggling from financial hardships. But, during such times it is especially important to ensure the safety and well being of our children, including guaranteeing that they have health insurance. This bill will improve health care for 11 million American children, enabling the future of our country to receive needed care at lower costs. “While President Bush refused to extend the children’s health insurance program twice in the last Congress, I have great faith that after the Senate hopefully passes the bill, that President-elect Obama will do the right thing and sign it into law.”
CHARTER A YES!
Luzerne County Commissioners unanimously voted today to put the home-rule study question on the May primary-election ballot. The move must be done by ordinance, so an ordinance will be publicly displayed at the county courthouse for an undetermined number of days before the move takes affect.
Like a lot of people in this nation, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In order to get that paycheck, I am required to pass a random urine test with which I have no problem. What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don't have to pass a urine test. Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check because I have to pass one to earn it for them? Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet. I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone sitting on their rear ends , doing drugs, while I work. . . . Can you imagine how much money the nation would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check?