Letter: Time to Reevaluate Jim Himes

One Ridgefield Patch account-holder says U.S. Rep. Jim Himes hasn't helped seniors on healthcare issues.


Connecticut seniors have a big decision on their hands in the upcoming November election.

Fourth District Congressman Jim Himes has talked the talk about representing us here in Connecticut, but his actions in down in D.C. have shown quite the opposite. In his support for the government takeover of healthcare, which surprisingly cuts close to $200 billion in funding to Medicare Advantage health plans, Himes has proven to senior citizens that their quality of care isn’t a priority.

These popular Medicare Advantage health plans, to which over 100,000 Connecticut seniors belong, are at risk of being gutted or eliminated because of the huge budget cuts to these programs in the big government health care law that Himes voted through. Our Congressmen and women promised improved quality of care at a much lower cost, but they have brought back the opposite, poorer quality healthcare at a higher cost.

Do you remember Nancy Pelosi’s statement a few years ago? She claimed Congress would have to pass the big government healthcare law-mandate for everyone to know what’s in it. Now that all the information is out there, the consequences of the healthcare law are clear; senior citizens in Connecticut are getting the short end of the stick. Now senior citizens have to ask themselves, “Should we vote Jim Himes for a 3rd term?” Seeing as he rushed through and supported such a destructive law to Connecticut’s seniors, I say absolutely not.

What do you think?


Jack Gibson

D Rybarczyk May 25, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Himes is unquestionable part of the problem. He is inherently incapable of providng a solution, because he fundamentally misunderstands the proper role of the federal government vs. the prerogatives and rights of the people. His head is completely up the Progressive Butt. Vote for Himes? Hell no!
Linda Lavelle May 25, 2012 at 10:31 PM
One slight correction....Obamacare is designed to cut $500 billion from Medicare. So who's throwing Grandma off the cliff? Himes also claims to be for energy independence but voted against the House's resolution supporting the XL pipeline. He claims to be for deficit reduction but has voted for every big spending bill promoted by his Democratic Party. Check out his record before you vote in Nov. Himes is no friend of a free market, job growth, responsible spending, or any limits on government control of your life.
sebastian dangerfield May 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Senior citizens and medicare are part of the problem. We , as a nation , cant be beholden to all these special interest groups, who feel that the rest of the country should go broke providing for them. The average social security recipient , over a lifetime, has contributed 44,325 dollars. The average social security recipient, receives 1200+ a month or 14,500 a year. They will have gotten back what they put in, after 3 years. With compounded interest, we can marginally assume that they will have received their contributions back in less than 5 years. Therefore, the rest of the country needs to support senior citizens from age (retirement age 63-65) 68-70 and beyond. Social security was intended to be a forced retirement plan. In this country, we have a senior citizen voting bloc, that enslaves politicians, to vote to maintain this out of whack system. Im a senior citizen. I get to say this. Enough of all these people who expect society to take care of them, because they decided to go on vacation or to the casino . We , as a country , need to push back against these type of people, who want things to be put in place-but simply have other people pay for them. Enough selfishness. I dont want my son to contribute to my lifestyle, because I was irresponsible. The system needs to be fixed. And its not the young people who need to take on OUR debt-our responsibilities. We think we have a right to drive a car-even though we are dangerous --and to demand money from our kids.
Tom Falconieri May 26, 2012 at 02:46 AM
You must be living on another planet sebastion. The dems do not have a clue!!!! EXAMPLE Rosa DeLauro is a prime example of what the liberals are all about. She has to be the most ignorant person on this PLANET. So what planet do you reside on Sebastion???
Hermann Zwergel May 26, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Hey Tom, did you receive a grade school equivalency diploma? What school produced you? Have someone help you Google London School Of Economics and Columbia University, see if you're capable of learning anything. DeLauro was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of Luisa "Louise" (née Canestri) and Theodore J. "Ted" DeLauro. All of her grandparents were Italian immigrants.[2] She earned her high school diploma from The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall in Milford, Connecticut. She earned a bachelor's degree from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, as well as separate master's degrees from the London School of Economics and Columbia University.
sebastian dangerfield May 26, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Where EVER I post Sebastian needs to retort.(stalker) The problem is, he has yet to actually say anything. How hard is it to say "wrong" each time? I think we should all follow eduardo saverin's template.....but with a twist. Renounce our citizenship. But stay in the country as an illegal immigrant. Then, we will be loved by Democrats....after all, if you are here illegally, you are embraced by the left.
sebastian dangerfield May 26, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Sebastian You have to remember--you are pro gay rights. the answer is No. I dont live with Tom. Here is my question to you. I have served my country in Vietnam. I pay a huge amount of money to Federal, state and local governments. I volunteer on several charity boards. I have been part of a mentor program for years. I help out in Special Olympics. Spend at least 3 days a month at the Bridgeport Food bank at both their offices and their warehouse. While there are many hours more that i could spend helping others, my perception and observation, is that , I dont ever see people like you, Sebastian, helping at the food bank or involved in mentor programs. Most people who volunteer their time are not angry at the world, but , in fact, more appreciative of the blessings they may have---even if they are near the poverty line, with respect to income. Now, you ask a lot of questions....and that is consistent with your type....demanding of others. But, Sebastian, is your lot in life, thnking you are a 'good person' because you take on rich people? Or that you hate the GOP? Or do you actually endeavor to use your time constructively , to actually help people? Like I say, I have been involved in these organizations for years, and the profile is pretty consistent. Businessmen who feel blessed. Teachers. Social workers. They are there. But you never see an occupy wall street type helping others. They are too busy being angry and pointing fingers to help.
sebastian dangerfield May 26, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Sebastian You have already indicated your age in the past. You are no where near of age...In addition you have often stated your dislike for the military..so claiming to be a volunteer, is just so stupid, its beyond the pale. Not surprising though--you have no self-confidence....you are intimidated by anyone who accomplishes things...and attack people for their education, their service to the country, and contributions to society. Its not bragging to have served my country. its pride..and having been in combat, is nothing to brag about . Your terminology further reveals your inability to comprehed what it is to be on foreign land, scared , filthy, yet hated at home. It has not been until the Gulf War, that the concept of being a soldier in Vietnam was considered honorable. I had to endure years of scorn....oddly enough. Your claims are just really terrible....you dishonor so many people with false claims of patriotism. Like i say, I can do more...but when people like you like to villify the right, you should actually have some credentials to claim some superiority. I am not citizen of the year...but Im not a hypocrite either.
sebastian dangerfield May 26, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Tom, Here is an example of the articulate Sebastian: Sebastian Dangerfield 10:26 am on Friday, May 4, 2012 Poor Luca, Columbia and Yale, but writes below the 65th grade level I wasn't aware of a 65th grade. But Sebastian, thinks I write a level that is below. Awesome. The guy thinks that changing names Luca to lucy . Or rush limpaugh, is clever. Then comments on i.q. levels? really? I mean really? Has the guy ever articulated any thought, other than anger and hatred and an occasional spelling correction? Sebastian, how do you feel about private equity? For it? Against? is giving money to fledgling companies and trying to spur their growth right or wrong? And are the people charged with that task, necessarily bad people? Lets see if you can actually articulate a point of view. Or will you only be able to point out a spelling error? Or ape the Democrat stance on an issue?
sebastian dangerfield May 26, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Sure Ill take that bet. Prove it and you win. But now that we have a bet--you need to prove it--otherwise you'll be owing 1k. Thats the way bets work.
Tom Falconieri May 27, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Sebastian Rosa De Lauro came out and said CT has friendly business TAXES. You cant take that women seriously. She has the IQ of a rock. The women does not have a clue and to prove that dems like you are delusional explain to me why CT is in the red for app 4 BILLION BUCKS. IT IS THE DEMOCRATS STUPID!!!!
Tom Falconieri May 27, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Sebastian what the HELL is a friendly business TAX ???? YOUR TURN!!!
sebastian dangerfield May 27, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Just send to lucalucaluca123@gmail.com Thanks sebastian More than happy to write a check for 1k when im wrong. If im wrong
sebastian dangerfield May 27, 2012 at 04:43 AM
Tom, Get to know sebastian. A true democrat. Ask him a question, youll receive no answer. Responsibility lies with other people. But he will demand info from you. Thats the way they operate. You need to give more. You need to do this or.that. when you ask them to give....they say "next subject" Sebastian will never give a true answer.
sebastian dangerfield May 28, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Sebastian? What happenned? You forgot to send your discharge notice. Listen, a few words of advice. 1) Identify theft is no small matter. Even if you get permission from a veteran --if the false identity is used for the purposes of defrauding an individual out of money, its still a crime. 2) anyone who has served in the Army, would not consider it bragging to mention active combat duty as formative in my personality, and my sense of service to this country. 3) DD-214 have either rank or paygrade. Its absurd to tell me that "p.s. it includes my rank of captain." Its tantamount to saying "sure thats my license!! It even has my date of birth. " Its better to , at this point, admit you are a phony. Pay the money ( I dont want it--ill canvass Patch readers for good causes to find out where you can donate the money).
Tom Falconieri May 28, 2012 at 10:47 AM
Luca this person is incredibly out of touch with what is happening in this country. Anyone that thinks the national DEPT is not directly connected to the liberals like Rosa De Lauro is dilusional !!! Sebastion ST JOHNS And your schooling
sebastian dangerfield May 29, 2012 at 03:52 AM
sebastian eagle Do you even know what it takes to be a captain? A commissioned officer? To attain that rank, and be in charge of a company? You dont reach that rank after "volunteering". Its simply more evidence of how you know nothing. You checked out a form DD 214 (not 215) online and figured you could send me (which you didnt) some real life form and pretend. But the thing is--you cant...its against the law, in addition to being so incredibly vile. We risked our lives...not to mention putting our lives on hold....
sebastian dangerfield May 29, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Captain dangerfield First you are a spellchecker. And called me below 65th grade level. (Ha). It's delusional. Not dillusional. Ok? You need to get spelling right, otherwise, my delusions are less clear. (Haha). 2...sorry dude...the rotc claim doesnt fly. As far as i know rotc committments include both active duty and reserve requirement. So calling it "volunteering" and then being discharged as captain (p.s. it even includes my rank...cpt...haha) sorry. You blew it. You should have just been a normal enlisted man. Then it would be somewhat possible. Youve argued your way into near impossibility. Youre disrespecting so many people. Not only did i risk ny life...i put my life on hold. My family worried . Friends....hell we all were in a foreign country where people were dying at a rate 25 times what was experienced in Iraq. And you pretend to have suffered along side? As donald said, blumenthal did this ...but at least he was in the service.


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