Letters to the Editor, May 17
Get over it
Will Leonard Pitts ever get over the fact that Donald Trump is our newly elected president? Or will he rant, rave and criticize him with the constant disrespect of: Mr. So-Called President?
Leonard Pitts really needs to "get over this," grow up and, if necessary, pick on someone else.
Again, Democrats show they have little or no memory. Their latest ploy: throwing tantrums about Trump’s health care bill. Pelosi and Schumer refuse to remember just eight years ago Pelosi standing in front of the country and Congress telling everyone in order to find out what’s in the bill they have to sign it.
No one read the almost 2,000-page bill. They had no time and it was passed at night with no input from the Republicans. As time went on it was proven a disaster. Premiums went sky-high and the deductibles were unconscionable. People couldn’t use their insurance because they never got past the deductible of up to $7,000-$10,000.
No Democrat mentions the many states that lost all health insurers except maybe one or two. Leaving no choices. Let’s not forget forcing people to sign up for any health insurance or be forced to pay a larger and larger fine to the government each year they don’t. The government forcing you to buy a product you don’t want or need. Except companies who were friends of the POTUS could petition to be eliminated from the program.
They cater to their own, not the general citizenry.
To quote George Will from a recent column that was published in the Mail Tribune, "It is urgent for Americans to think and speak clearly about President Trump’s inability to do either ... So, it is up to the public to quarantine this presidency by insistently communicating to its elected representatives a steady, rational fear of this man whose combination of impulsivity and credulity render him uniquely unfit ..."
We must stay engaged, active and alert to the lies and false information coming from this man and his cronies. I fear we will be so overwhelmed by the constant barrage of assaults on our health, environment and freedoms that we will tire and become complacent. My advice is to pay attention, vote, and keep engaged with your representatives — because they represent the public and are supposed to be working for us, not against us.
New buses needed
If it should happen that anything resembling the House’s American Health Care Act eventually becomes law, the country’s next spending priority seems very clear. Because Rep. Greg Walden and his Republican friends in Congress will have no choice but to request a substantial increase in the production of buses to throw so many millions of their constituents under.
Why not parking lots?
Just read in the MT that 90 acres are to be covered up with solar panels. Why not cover up acres and acres of parking lots with solar panels?