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Mo Neill April 17, 2014 at 11:53 AM
From George Demos to Lee Zeldin is akin to a movement from flushing the toilet to floating in theRead Morese wer. Both are against medical care for all Americans, from constraining insurance companies ripping everybody off, dropping people for catastrophic illness going over allotted limits, dropping people for pre-existing medical issues (I know this one well. After heart surgery my insurance company that I had paid for 20 yrs refused to pay, saying the heart condition existed before I started w/ their company & I had disclosed it. The hospital ended up holding the bag & were forced to sue the company.) Zeldin & Demos both had & have no objection to insurance company profiteering & cherry picking clientele, & dropping a patient for whatever reason they chose. Thank god for Obamacare! Obstructionists & insurance company representatives in Congress (yes, those clowns in D.C. were paid for kowtowing to wishes of the insurance industry with enormous campaign contributions.) Just what would either Demos or Zeldin put forward to lower costs? They offer nothing! They have no plan. zilch. People without the means to pay would still have to seek charity care in hospital ERs, paid for by the taxpayer--an extremely expensive way to deliver health care. A thirty yr old I know had an emergency appendectomy at Southampton hospital & he is still paying off a $22,000. bill because he had no insurance! Thank goodness we are represented by Tim Bishop, who cares about middle class families & supported lowering out of control medical costs. Tax payers had to pay for the medical care of 45 million people who were without health coverage. 80% of families who sought bankruptcy in courts did so to save their homes because of overwhelming medical debt, still millions lost their homes to foreclosure. Don't be daft, Ronnie, Demos & Zeldin both are millionaires who sought Tea Party endorsement & STILL DO. Sell-out Altschuler, has moved on to live in Virginia in a district similar to ours (which rejected him twice) where he is expected to run again on the Repub line with monies ($200 million) he got for sending good American jobs overseas. Demos, Zeldin & Altschuler are ambitious birds of a feather--& quite an ugly feather--who care only about their careers. Rich, spoilt & cruel.
Pat Mansir March 18, 2014 at 09:17 AM
The point is being missed. PSEG-LI has been only giving out bits of info to make this sound like a Read Morestrengthening of poles and new wires. All sounds good. Now we get mammoth ugly things that are very tall in order to accommodate a deadly amount of electricity. That's the problem, having lethal amounts of a deadly current run across our yards. We are the truckway for this electrical corridor. These are dangerous. I heard the PSEG lingo and I'll bet it's similar to the content of their environmental assessment given to the State. They are professionals at softsell in order to not rile up people until the job is so far done that they can't stop. There are little children all along this corridor. Cancer risk exposure is more dangerous to their little bodies. They are more susceptible to it. We are not elitists. We are working people. No one should have to bare these worries. Go underground along the high tension wires. As it is they are just a stones throw from Accabonac, but at least not in our front yards. I do not know why this is so hard to understand.
Conservative Underground March 18, 2014 at 10:11 AM
Too bad certain former public officials did not care this much when Bill McGintie was running EHTRead Morein to the ground.
Pat Mansir March 18, 2014 at 02:45 PM
No you can't say I didn't care. I was physically ushered out of three bookkeepers offices when IRead Moretr ied to get into the books. That was not pretty. The shenanigans were as wrong as what we are dealing with with PSEG. They also took their toll, as will this. During my time we could not even get to an explanation of WHAT was done, and I lived the process of working without trusting and digging and for information for over a year, and did find some solutions. I was finally very grateful to know what wrongs were done but never knew why. I credit the administration that followed for the disclosure. Please don't think I did not care or try or fight, as was noted in the newspapers. And that fiasco was the culmination of 12 extremely productive years, products of which we will benefit from for many, many years to come. And believe me, I miss being there very much. But the issue of the safety and health of the people living around a 33,000 volts field of electricity is what is before us here. There is a solution to be had. and I am a mother and a grandmother and the intrinsic instincts to protect human life is too strong to ignore. We had a 13,000 volt line come down and where it touched it set fires, it flailed around and where it landed on the sidewalk, it melted grains of sand in the sidewalk into slivers of glass. In areas where the wires come too close to buildings, OSHA will not let carpenters even begin to do any work on the structures. And, maybe the biggest thing here, what do PSEG have planned for the next phase? We do not know and cannot find out. They're going to Amag, but the loss of several generators on Industrial Rd in Montauk is what they are trying to make up for. More questions then answers. Not giving up.
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