Letters to the Editor, May 29
Thank God for Trump
Monday's letter to the editor by Marilyn Hermant was nice to read. She sounds like she knows the truth.
I'm a lifetime Oregonian, born and raised. I'm an honorably discharged Air Force veteran. I'm a proud Republican, voted for President Donald Trump, and think with help he can make America great again.
I'm sad that Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley think that "crying" Chuck Schumer is the president and take their orders from him. They are on the Resist platform along with the rest of the Democratic Party!
The election is over, Donald Trump is the duly elected president of the United States.
The people of the United States were sick and tired of corruption under Obama. We, the people, saw a chance for a change in Washington, D.C.and we took it.
Thank God for Donald Trump!
Remember the Bush-Cheney golden oldies: "Mission Accomplished," an attack coming in "the form of a mushroom cloud," "your problem is living in a reality-based universe — we create our own reality."
Their lies and pro-business anti-environmental and anti-human health policies cost money and lives across the planet. It is still difficult to understand how they garnered enough votes to occupy the White House for eight years.
Fast forward to the Trump administration promoting "alternative facts" and building policy on the basis of lies while dedicating themselves to suppressing science and destroying our environment, our health and our health care for profits. Undergoing an accelerating and expanding investigation suggesting the campaign involved collusion with a foreign entity, they promote the interests of family Trump and fellow billionaires rather than hard-working Americans.
Even though the Trump campaign advertised that this would be the result, still a few individuals cannot see the self-serving incompetence and ignorance that is this White House. Some are even still willing to defend their corruption and insanity.
It’s difficult to imagine that anyone could make the Bush/Cheney years seem less destructive and ruinous of the reputation of the U.S. than they were, but Number 45 is achieving it!
My wife, who has been disabled with MS since 1989, has tried to contact Sen. Ron Wyden's office. This started in April of this year. It's in regard to a Medicare problem where pills went from $6 a month to $149.
We called the local office and got an answering machine. No return call. We finally talked to someone in Portland and they sent us a Privacy Act Release form. We filled it out and sent it and a multi-page letter back explaining what had happened. This was on April 21, 2017. No answer.
We have tried to call Portland over nine times and all you get is a recording, no return call. Twice, we did get a person but no return call or letter.
I realize writing a letter like this may make things harder on us, but we don't have anything to lose. I urge anyone that has a problem with Medicare, VA, etc., don't waste your time with Senator Wyden. He is of no help whatsoever.
We were hoping things in Washington would be looking up for the VA, seniors and general public. Far from it.
Donna and Sellar Nugent