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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2012 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, he stated that the Bush Medicare drug bill did not pay for itself but he would propose a healthcare bill that did. In the July 5 issue, I showed that this was not the case, and pointed out that the Congressional Budget Office is now estimating that millions will lose the health insurance they now have despite claims by the president to the contrary. This is blatant hypocrisy.

Instead of trying to dispute my facts, Nicholas Zizelis wrote in the July 19 issue that a number of Republicans are hypocrites for having supported an individual mandate in the past and are now opposing it. I never was a supporter of previous congressional healthcare legislation or the Massachusetts healthcare plan, and I cannot speak for others. However, what I have done is write about specifics regarding ObamaCare. Regular Chronicle contributor Anthony Pilla wrote in the July 19 issue about Mitt Romney not releasing more tax returns. In the meantime, he never answered healthcare questions that I previously directed at him. Mr. Zizelis never addressed any of the points I made.

Every time I debate specific issues, the far left only responds with name calling. We are not in a schoolyard. It is time to be serious.

Lenny Rodin
Forest Hills

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