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Letter: Wonder Woman

On May 26, 2017, the Mayor received this email:

I hope every man will boycott Austin and do what he can to diminish Austin and to cause damage to the city’s image. The theater that pandered to the sexism typical of women will, I hope, regret it’s decision. The notion of a woman hero is a fine example of women’s eagerness to accept the appearance of achievement without actual achievement. Women learn from an early age to value make-up, that it’s OK to pretend that you are greater than you actually are. Women pretend they do not know that only men serve in combat because they are content to have an easier ride. Women gladly accept gold medals at the Olympics for coming in 10th and competing only against the second class of athletes. Name something invented by a woman! Achievements by the second rate gender pale in comparison to virtually everything great in human history was accomplished by men, not women. If Austin does not host a men only counter event, I will never visit Austin and will welcome it’s deteriorati on. And I will not forget that Austin is best known for Charles Whitman. Does Austin stand for gender equality or for kissing up to women? Don’t bother to respond. I already know the answer. I do not hate women. I hate their rampant hypocrisy and the hypocrisy of the “women’s movement.” Women do not want gender equality; they want more for women. Don’t bother to respond because I am sure your cowardice will generate nothing worth reading.

Richard A. Ameduri

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Letter from the Mayor Mental Health Coalition to Congress

By Mayor Adler

Today, I and the mayors signed below sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer voicing our concerns about the new American Health Care Act. Specifically, the AHCA would:

eliminate health care coverage for 24 million Americans; eliminate Medicaid Expansion, which covers 1.2 million Americans with serious mental illness and
substance misuse issues; eliminate the Essential Health Benefits (EHBs) requirement in Medicaid, which means states could eliminate coverage for mental health and substance misuse treatment; cut federal funding to Medicaid through the use of a per capita cap or block grant, which would severely
limit mental health treatment given that the majority of behavioral health spending comes via Medicaid; create a 30% surcharge penalty for individuals who have a gap in coverage, which would directly affect those suffering from mental illness and addiction who are at greater risk for prolonged gaps coverage; eliminate the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF); allow states to exempt themselves from covering mental health and addiction treatment; and weaken parity by allowing large employers to choose minimum benefit requirements from any state

We hope that by joining together we can solve these issues and save Americans from losing their healthcare. To read the whole letter click here Continue reading