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GOP’s destructive path

I’m fed up with our GOP “representatives.” To please big donors, they ignore the wishes of their constituents, writing legislation that takes things away from us, such as guarantees of clean water and air, affordable and effective health care for all, protection of Social Security and Medicare, workforce safety and infrastructure projects. They succumb to and enable an unstable president who governs by temper tantrum, ego and whim. They do nothing to ensure peace in the world, allowing us to drift toward potentially disastrous wars.

Our regional GOP representatives are condoning tariffs that will result in retaliatory tariffs focusing on our primary exports in the Inland Empire, agricultural products. How does this help their constituents? Farmers and associated business people voted for Republican candidates. Will they do so this year?

The GOP gave rich donors huge tax breaks which they balanced with damaging cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other programs that help citizens. They promised jobs and a growing economy, but I’m seeing a strong economy that is now faltering because of uncertainty.

The Republican Party is taking us down a destructive path. I’m voting for Democrats in 2018. Their ideas are more sensible and positive.

Ann Warwick

Sandpoint


 

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