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The national health care legislation has two strikes against it.

The first is the negative pervading administration hangover from the eight years of the George W. Bush presidency. It is still with us, in economic, housing, war and Wall Street issues. President Obama is overloaded, eight to one, comparing years.

The second strike is that the Republican Party is still licking its wounds from those painful past years and is now using that negative reaction unfairly. The attempts to pass on its failures seems like a smokescreen to avoid self-blame.

Even with all of Obama’s compromises, such attempts at reconciliation are deemed weakness, again repeating Republican toxic negativity and supporting insurance lobbyists, with increasing rates and higher corporate salaries.

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Please, can’t we have some unified health care support for all?

Stephen Drane, Auburn

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