To the editor:
I see from the Sept. 26 letter to the editor of The Wake Forest Weekly that Representative Chris Malone continues to drink the GOP Kool-Aid which says that no matter how many people will be helped, if President Obama is for it, Mr. Malone is going to be against it.
He is against the affordable health care plan even though thousands of people, particularly children, will finally have insurance, even though people with preexisting health conditions can now buy it, even though Republican governors in Arizona, Ohio and Michigan are excited about it and even though it started out as a Republican plan.
His exaggerations saying that because of this we will all be taxed “tons” more money is ridiculous. The only increase in taxing is with the North Carolina flat tax that penalizes the poor and middle class.
After Representative Malone refused to expand Medicaid to a half-million North Carolinians and took away unemployment from thousands of others here in our state, I find it ironic that now he is concerned that the new health care system “puts the middle class and working poor under greater economic stress.”
Interestingly, he and his fellow Republicans put these people under “great” economic stress to begin with.