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The Sound of Ideas

Thursday Reporters’ Roundtable

Posted Thursday, March 11, 2010

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With health care reform still in limbo President Obama hits the road in a "final" push to move the public opinion needle his way. He'll be in Cleveland Monday. On the Sound of Ideas reporters' roundtable Thursday some analysis on where the health fight goes from here. State bureaucrats aren't exactly hurrying to comply with the Governor's mandate to cut payroll. And speaking of Governor Strickland, he's become the new "spokes-man" for efforts to peddle a bike lane for the new I-90 innerbelt bridge. Join us for the discussion Thursday morning at 9:00 on 90.3.


Government/Politics, Health, Other, Transportation


Reginald Fields, statehouse bureau chief, The Plain Dealer
Brandon Glenn, reporter, MedCity News

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Darrell Ludwig 10:40 AM 3/11/10

The inner belt bridge cannot have a bike lane as that is an interstate highway and the signs at every interstate highway exit state no bicycles, so where would bikes go when they leave the bridge. It can’t be used.

Val 11:08 AM 3/11/10

I think it is a little bit insulting for your guest to say, even though he was kind about it, that the reason Americans don’t approve of the Health Care Reform Bill is because we don’t understand it.  It’s not difficult to understand.  Only the minutae of it are dry.  It’s a basic concept.  We do not want the Government to “own” yet another piece of our lives. It is by the simple nature of what Government is, that makes them unqualified to take this on.  Even if we thought it was a great idea, it is incomprehensible to believe that any thinking American would actually believe that they would be capable to being able to do it without grave consequences to our way of life. 

More importantly, as much as the Government wants to take care of us and make our lives better, they are just not legally permitted to do so under this nations Constituion.  By taking this on, they will have prevented us from the Freedom to succeed and fail independently.  Everything our Government has done that is beyond the scope of the Constitution generally fails or brings us pain on some sort of level.  My Grandmother sent back every Social Security Check she received from the Government.  She needed the money too.  She just knew in the core of her soul that this was not the role of our Government.  It’s just that simple.  I say this with no anger or resentment, just simply sharing that most of us know that it just doesn’t feel right deep down in our gut.


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