Cow bill not a waste
I found the Perspective piece by the San Bern-ardino County Sun interesting and informative with one glaring exception (“Our busy legislators,” Oct. 5). The cow bill, banning the filming of publicly funded commercials about California products in foreign countries, is not a waste of time nor is it frivolous.
Any law requiring publicly funded media projects to spend that funding by hiring California production crews who then spend their production budgets at California locations using materials bought or rented from California companies makes sense to me.
What doesn’t make sense is a newspaper editorial perspective that fails to support any move by our legislators to create or preserve California jobs, even those that seem like udder nonsense.
I am a relative newcomer to this area, having only lived here 13 years, but ever since I got here it seems the Copelands have intended to take over everything and leave everyone else who wanted to do business out.
They get the breaks on the San Luis Obispo downtown properties for their own development purposes but woe to any other entity, such as Ernie Dalidio, that wants to proceed with plans of its own.
I had it figured that the Copelands were behind the “No on J” committee right from the beginning (“Copelands face big fine in fight against Dalidio,” Oct. 5). All one had to do was figure the motive. I’m sure glad I don’t have any property I want to develop.
I have been a third-grade school-teacher for three decades, and my health care costs have skyrocketed. Coincidentally, my insurance provider’s profits and their CEO’s multimillion-dollar compensation have also skyrocketed.
My youngest son, Thomas, is 24 and had his right eye blinded in an accident. He is a certified scuba diver and is enrolled at Galen University in Belize, Central America, through Indiana University in Indianapolis.
Every HMO in California refused to sell him a health insurance policy, citing his “pre-existing condition.” Anthem Blue Cross even wrote him a letter informing him that they had “inadvertently posted all of his personal information,” exposing him to identity theft.
We found excellent international health insurance while Thomas attended Galen, but Indiana University said he “cannot attend classes (there) if he does not have health insurance.”
Thanks entirely to President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, I am able to cover him on my existing policy.
God bless you, President Obama, Sens, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein and Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Thank you for giving my son his future.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has stated that President Obama’s health care reform law will reduce the deficit by $1.3 trillion over 20 years.
San Luis Obispo