Rep. Ron Paul has been an opponent against the Democrat’s plan to reform health care. Paul believes that programs like Medicaid, Medicaid, and Veteran’s care could be better provided by private insurance. “It doesn’t make any sense. It’s a total failure to run anything by a bureaucracy, it always costs more and the services are always less favorable,” Paul told CNN’s Kiran Chetry.
“I would like to see with the government out completely because that would be a much better system,” said Paul. But he knows the reality is that government will continue to provide some health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid. “You don’t want to cut under these [economic] conditions medical care from poor people who have been dependent or the elderly. I would cut from overseas spending I would cut from these trillions and trillions of dollars that we have spent over the years and bring our troops home so that we can finance it.”
This video is from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast July 22, 2009.
Christian university president quits after massive backlash over inviting Mike Pence
Vice President Mike Pence's role in toxic administrations caused such a backlash that a Christian university is now searching for a new president.
"Taylor University President Paul Lowell Haines has resigned from the nondenominational Christian university a month after hosting Vice President Mike Pence as commencement speaker," Religious News Service reported Monday.
Students and alumni had protested the invitation.
Student debt a ‘life sentence’ for millions of Americans
Haley Walters is five years away from earning her law degree. If everything goes according to plan, she will be under a mountain of $100,000 in student debt by the time she enters the work force.
Like millions of Americans, Walters is paying a steep price for an education that will likely weigh her down financially for much of her adult life.
"I think the student debt crisis is truly a life sentence," the 19-year-old Californian told AFP.
With 45 million borrowers owing some $1.6 trillion, the debt burden of American college graduates has exploded in recent years.
Florida library forced to cancel ‘Pride Prom’ after death threat sparks fear for teens’ safety
A Jacksonville, Florida library worked to hold a prom for LGBTQ teens who feel uncomfortable about going to their high school prom as they are or with the person they truly want to bring. That's why they started the Pride Prom. But after fears for the safety for the teens, the library had to cancel.
According to WOKV, the prom was supposed to be this Friday, with a Storybook theme where attendees were encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook character. There would be music, dancing, a selfie station and more. All of that is over now, however.