Dear Editor:I so enjoyed reading "Political Power Grab" today. (Letters to the Editor, 7/25/13). I wish you would run Elsa Van Leuven's "column" every week! Through her use of clever nicknames (King Obama...hilarious!) and long-winded, rambling writing style (riveting!), she succeeded only in convincing those who already subscribe to her narrow-minded view points of what they already believe and providing the rest of us with yet another of her much anticipated unintentionally satirical commentaries. The irony of which is so delicious I could eat it with a spoon! Allison Holland Downey

Dear Editor: Thanks to Elsa Van Leuven for her letter. Take just one point: 545 in Congress OK'd Obamacare when they knew millions of companies will lay off all over 50 to avoid having to pay everyone's health insurance. It won't be free as many think. Care for seniors will be rationed for lack of funds, and from today's news, many hospitals will close and many doctors will quit. President Obama's plan to give amnesty to 12 million will increase welfare recipients to over 50 percent that already overburdened taxpayers will have to pay for. Already some hospitals and doctors are turning down new cases, especially seniors. James Hawkins Downey

********** Published: Aug. 1, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 16