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. ."  .' , " ' . i_   .'. .... v .  " ,  " i L ) THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOICE OF i-i T L (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 115 - NO. 26 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, JULY 1, 2011 $.30 A COPY HAPPY 4TH OF JULY FROM rile Po00r Saint Pio Procession Held in Boston's North End Republicans on Cruz Control? A conservative Texan bythe name of Ted Cruz is running for office down in Texas. He's hoping to win the GOP nomination and go on to replace outgoing US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison when she rides off in the saddle at the end of this year. He's picking key endorsements from all the right conservative groups in the Lone Star State and the most conservative rival for the GOP is running for a US House seat instead. On all the important conservative issues, Cruz is right there. Many are calling him a future Hispanic Reagan. He is only 40 years old and comes from the same generation of new Republican leaders such as US Senators Mike Lee, R-Utah and Marco Rubio, R-Florida. The Republican future needs Hispanic support. One in six Americans is Hispanic. In 37 states, Hispanic populations increased by 50 percent since 2000. California, Texas, Florida and New York have the largest population of Hispanics and also have 151 electoral votes. Cruz believes Texas Hispanics have shown "a willingness to be a swing vote." Have I said how much I enjoy going to Texas? I love the state. The weather, politics and people are to my liking. I started going there as an 18- year-old when I enlisted in the USAF and now have family to visit down there. I'm getting an itching to get back down there before year's end. Texas and the Southwest is the future of America and its future is conservative. We are the aberration up here in the Northeast. The country continues to go red while I survive in the blue. Mexico Against Georgia Law, Too Bad Georgia has a brand new law on the books about illegal immigi-ation in that state. Mexico (Continued on Page 10) On Sunday, June 25, 2011 the first annual St. Pio procession took place  Boston's North End, A large-cmwof.devotees followed the statue around the streets of the North End. The statue, a gift from Anna Sirignano, was shipped from Italy to Boston and it will remain at St. Leonard's Church on Hanover Street. In photo from left to right: Anna Sirignano, Raffaele Cappuccio, Maria Cucciniello, Norma Cappuccio, Natalina Tizzano, and Francesco Bruno (Photos by Rosario Seabin, Ross Photography) On Obamacare and So Much Else Maybe Next Debate We Can Answer by Herman Cain During the New Hamp- shire presidential debate last week, a lady named Sylvia asked, "What would the Republicans do about health care if they repealed ObamaCare?" Her question never got answered. I even pointed that out to the CNN host, John King, and offered to answer her question, but  he never got back to me. If I could have answered the question, I would have told her aboutpatient-cen- tered and market-driven so- lutions. Most of these ideas are contained in H.R. 3400, which was introduced in I don't believe in re-in- venting the wheel. Nor do I believe in re-inventing good ideas. If I could have an- swered her question, I would have offered some of the fol- lowing ideas to replace ObamaCare: Individuals choose their health insurance (no man- dates) Deductibflity of health in- surance premiums regard- less of who pays Employers to provide flex- ible insurance options to employees Federally subsidized vouchers to help low-income 2009, but virtually nobody individuals (up to three heard about it. times the poverty level) buy the Questions health insurance Health insurance for high-risk and pre-existing- condition individuals, which could be handled through Medicaid, high-risk insur- ance pools or other options Sale of health insurance across state lines (more competition!) Increased deductibility amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) Association Health In- surance Plans Medical lawsuit "loser pay" laws These ideas would allow individuals to make their (Continued on Page 10) I THE POST-GAZETTE SATELLITE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON | This office is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 3.'00 PM and Thursdays from 11.'00 AM to 2.30 PM, J for the convenience of our East Boston and North Shore clients and contributors Call 617-227-892? for more information