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posted: 8/5/2012 5:00 AM

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Recently, a lifeguard from Hallandale Beach, Fla., was fired for saving a man's life. A corporation was contracted to guard a section of the beach. Lifeguard Tomas Lopez saw a man drowning just outside the contracted area. Lopez did what he was trained to do and saved the man's life. He was fired for leaving his post. Two lifeguards quit in protest and six others were fired for supporting Lopez's heroism.

As Alan Grayson famously said in Congress, the Republican health care plan is if you get sick, die quickly. As long as corporations are allowed to get between patients and their doctors or lifeguards and victims, needless deaths will continue. "What we're basically supposed to do is watch them die," said 16-year-old Zoard Janko, who backed Lopez's decision. Because Mr. Lopez's victim could not afford the $7 to swim at a patrolled beach, he was expected to drown if he got in trouble. Republicans feel if we cannot afford health care, we don't deserve to live either.

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Mitt Romney promises to revoke the health care reform act if elected. It is in all our best interests to keep Romney out of the White House.

John D. Morgan

Arlington Heights

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