Dave Mack fell in love with radio at an early age, and after 30 years the affair continues. His radio career has taken him to some great cities but his home has been in Alabama since 1994. Dave was introduced to Alabama in a unique way while attending church at Goshen United Methodist Church on Palm Sunday 1994 when a tornado hit the church killing more than 20 and injuring many more, including Dave. Having an up close and personal experience with Severe weather, Dave has provided long form severe weather coverage on several stations and is involved with public speaking about severe weather preparedness. Dave Mack has lived a unique life that includes stand up comedy as well as hosting his own regional television show, and most recently added "Feature Film Actor" to his resume having co-starred in the feature film "Prodigal". Dave is scheduled to star in two additional feature films in 2012. Dave and his wife LaDonna (a lifelong Alabama resident) have 4 children and multiple pets including Dave's special friend....his chihuahua "Tanner".
Last summer, Americans for Prosperity analyzed the disappointing Medicare reforms in the president’s signature health care law. This month, President Obama suggested additional so-called reforms to Medicare in this State of the Union speech. Just like his reforms in 2010, these proposals fail to address the underlying issues in Medicare. One reform in particular, Medicare D drug rebates, cloaks a tax hike for seniors in the rhetoric of class welfare.
Medicare Part D was created in 2006 to allow seniors to purchase prescription drug coverage to support traditional Medicare coverage. The program harnesses the power of the free market by allowing insurance companies to compete for business. Seniors have numerous options for purchasing their coverage, and the program has been wildly successful. Almost 90% of seniors are satisfied with the program and costs are 40% below original estimates—an incredible feat for any government entitlement program.
During the State of the Union, the president said “We’ll reduce taxpayer subsidies to prescription drug companies.” This seems like a great idea that everyone should support. But like most things from this President, his rhetoric distorts and disguises the real issue.