According to the letter by Vic Drummond (MCN Feb. 12) he took one on the chin from another letter writer (Ed Morris) for his views regarding the expansion of Medicaid in North Carolina. I read Vic Drummond's original letter in The Franklin Press so let me just say this ... Mr. Drummond is far more right than wrong in his beliefs.
Drummond is precisely accurate, for example, "that every dollar government spends has been taken out of a taxpayer's pocket, or added to the national debt, and has a negative economic impact when taken." Our enormous national debt (what is it, $18 trillion?), that's a lot of zeroes, clearly symbolizes our nation’s economic wrongheadedness.
Granted, it's awfully difficult these days to separate facts from opinion so I will leave it to your readers to decide what they want to believe is fact or fiction. I retired from the Navy in 1980, went to college, earned a couple of degrees, and spent the better part of the next 20 years as a child and family therapist laboring in mental health and education.