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Totally misguided

In reply to your editorial opinion Sunday, October 25th, three points: Your choice of Trump over Biden due to economics appears totally misguided.

First, it is apparent you are choosing economics over ethics and money over morality. By your admission Trump is both unethical and a liar, and I think his history of immorality is obvious. This is a much like endorsing theft over thrift, as theft gives the thief a distinctive economic advantage. Do you then believe that democracy should yield to a dictator because a dictator accumulates great wealth for himself and his friends controlling business.

Second, also on the economy, a straight forward upward projection of economic recovery from 2008 shows a consistent climb with no appreciable increase from year to year growth in total economic benefit during the Trump administration. Yes, we were better off by December last but by many forecasts would be in the same position whichever administration had won in 2016, and this administration has woefully hurt the economy during this pandemic. By all accounts the income gap between rich and poor has increased dramatically.

Last, by your own account, Trump is a bigot, and he openly baits white supremacy. To then say he has been good to blacks and supported their colleges is hypocritical, much like Rockefeller way back when, throwing dimes to the poor crowds thinking he would influence image and votes.

Jim DuBuisson

Sandpoint


 

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