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A LOT OF Arkansans/Arkansawyers have mixed feelings about the Private Option, which may explain why the Legislature does.

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Editorial, Pages 12 on 02/25/2014

Print Headline: The word from the Boss

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  • JIMBOB47
    February 25, 2014 at 6:54 a.m.

    And so right you are! TANSTAAFL - There ain't no such thing as a free lunch!

  • nwar
    February 25, 2014 at 9:17 a.m.

    Mr. Greenburg, you seem to completely ignore that fact that a vast majority of both Arkansas House and Senate have voted for and do indeed support this program. "Boss" Carter is trying to keep a small minority of very small-minded people from waylaying the democratic process in this state. And I would also like to ask you to please explain to me your love of Romneycare, but disdain for this program. Specifically what features of his program are so vastly superior to the Arkansas version? Or is it just the same for you as some of our other low-road politicians -- a contest to see who can be the most anti-Obama?

  • djigoo
    February 25, 2014 at 9:25 a.m.

    You hit the nail on the head, nwar. Obama could come up with the cure for cancer, and Paul would complain that it took too long.

  • lazyman
    February 25, 2014 at 4:35 p.m.

    Davy Carter is using his bully pulpit to get his way. The representatives that are voting no are doing so at the behest of their constituents. Common sense should tell everyone that this is unaffordable long term.

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    February 25, 2014 at 5:09 p.m.

    Kill the Bill.

  • WGT
    February 26, 2014 at 6:17 a.m.

    This opinion is wrong. I said so. This is regurgitated conservative mess. Especially when the mentioning of the topic of payday lenders is skewed with the spin of the ilk of Limbaugh. Mr. Pryor is tragically mired in the political belief system,nevertheless,the approach of his dealing with payday lenders' issue is textbook conservative when it comes down to not regulating legal businesses,no matter how reprehensible the business may be, and you, you put it back on him as if he did a "bad" thing. Go away. You are more the problem than the solution. Sheesh. I gotta stop reading this s****. This is pathetic. Shame. On me.

  • dman
    February 26, 2014 at 3:17 p.m.

    Payday lenders need to be run out of town on a rail. "Regulating" them would be useless. They prey on the poor and uninfomed. You could not possibly regulate them to a state of being useful.

  • WGT
    February 28, 2014 at 6:14 a.m.


    Mark Pryor did the wrong thing with the issue of the payday lender debacle in the same vein republican thought would've. That's all. The "analysis" of Davey Carter in the "editorial" above is beer and circus. The ACA, Obamacare, the private option plan, will work. The bugs have to be found and removed. Right now, this moment, republicans need to step out of the way and let normal, common sense people,work.

    So...,get busy.

  • NoUserName
    February 28, 2014 at 6:28 a.m.

    "The ACA, Obamacare, the private option plan, will work."
    And I disagree. Why is your common sense more valid than mine?