A letter to the editor in the Christmas Eve Observer contained a grossly inaccurate statement. The letter stated that Sen. Isakson and I voted for "higher Medicare premiums to help reduce the overhang of federal debt."
The writer is referring to one of many new taxes called for to fund Obamacare. Sen. Isakson and I voted against Obamacare for many reasons, including the increase in Medicare premiums.
Some of the other reasons include termination of Medicare Advantage as we know it; implementation of a medical device tax of 2.3 percent of the cost of a new knee, etc; and a new tax on capital gains of 3.8 percent, which will result in a new tax on home sales for certain transactions.
Also included in this law is a tax on health insurers that will be passed along to consumers; a new limitation on the percentage of large medical bills that can be deducted; and even a tax on Americans using tanning salons. These are just some of the new taxes.
Most of these provisions kick-in in 2013. A quick review of the law or a call to my Moultrie office in advance of publication would have cleared up such a misstatement.
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss,
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One of our own
(Attention Colquitt County Board of Commissioners.)
I am aware the list of applicants for our new administrator has been narrowed to three candidates. In that list is one of our own, Chas Cannon.
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Congratulations, you made school, community proud
If you were not at the 2014 Colquitt County High School Packer Idol competition this past Thursday, you missed a wonderful evening of music by some of the most talented students in our county.
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