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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 1:11 pm

The Rant is The News-Sentinel's anonymous sound-off forum. The readers' views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel.

A woman driver for a local water utility company was driving recklessly on Jefferson Boulevard. She was on the shoulder at times and following too close to other vehicles. Not only did she display road rage issues, she was also texting! Don't worry, I reported you to the company that you work for.

Wonder why medical care is so expensive? I do. Just received statement from the insurance company showing a charge of $25,000. The acceptable charge showed as $3,300. If the caregiver (hospital) will accept $3,300, why charge $25,000? No wonder people without insurance declare bankruptcy when faced with medical bills.

Rising Republican star Sen. Ted Cruz recently said the U.S. Senate needed 100 people like the late North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms, who was a racist, homophobe, supporter of apartheid in South Africa and all-around bigot. Why are no Republicans condemning Sen. Cruz for this appalling statement? And they wonder why they have trouble attracting minorities into their tent.

I have been listening to President Obama blow smoke about how medical care will go down with his plan. Well, I just got my new Medicare complete book for next year. I guess the prices I see are make-believe.

East Allen County Schools' system only wants $2 million for repairs. At least they didn't ask for half a billion dollars for repairs like the Fort Wayne school system. That much money would have sprouted wings!

Shame to the … (big box national retailer) employee who refused to help a senior citizen whose shopping scooter was not working properly. When she asked for his help, he refused. When encountered a second time by a fellow shopper, he again refused, arguing he had no phone. Anyone with so little compassion does not deserve the job!

I am blessed to be in good health. Why should I pay a monthly premium for health insurance? I will just pay the $75 fine and get health insurance when I need it. Someone enlighten me.

(A local TV station) seemed to have trouble with its programming Tuesday at 5 p.m., but the commercials worked.

Who has the right of way and is responsible for liability on the walking paths (downtown)? The walking person, the bike rider or the inexperienced person on a motorized Segway?

I believe it is time to replace the (Fort Wayne Community Schools) board. FWCS is way behind the other schools in this county, so we keep rewarding the leader with more money. It is time to clean house.

The great city of Fort Wayne was once known as the City of Churches. Now it will be known as the City of Bars.

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