Why are so many on the right afraid of helping all Americans to get health care? Simple answer is money! Republicans like to make money plain and simple. From small business to big business it’s all about money and not what’s right for most people.
Some things should not be about profit. Peoples health is not a political game of the right against the left! It’s a moral given!
The ACA or what the republicans named it Obamacare is a start for Americans toward better health care. Now it’s time to fix it not break it! So many people in Canada, England and other countries like what they have for health care. We should be looking to other countries to see which one has the best for there citizens! We don’t need to start from scratch when there are so many examples around the world!
I debated about writing this letter until I got the ad for the purchase of a “fully-functional Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum” in my morning paper. Is this how we make America great again? When were we great? Was it when we brought captive Africans to our shores for slaves? Was it when we wrote that “all men are created equal,” except for non-whites, women, or even “white” men who did not own property? Was it when for the purpose of increasing representatives to the House in Washington we agreed to count slaves as three-fourths of a person? Was is when the native peoples of this country were repeatedly driven from their treaty-designated lands if those lands became desirable by white men? Was it when women were denied entry in medical schools, law schools, fired as teachers if they married, and couldn’t vote? Was it when Jewish and non-white people couldn’t live in certain areas? Was it when American citizens were harassed, tortured and hanged for not being white, Anglo-Saxon Protestants? Was it when American citizens of Japanese descent where taken from their homes and placed in internment camps? Was it when people of different racial backgrounds could not legally fall in love and get married in certain states? Was it when we retaliated against Iraq when we knew they were not responsible for 9/11?
Please, is this where we place our pride and greatness? And should I, with no background check, be able to buy a fully functional, gold-plated gun covered in “patriotic” symbols as a symbol of that pride?
I never wanted to be rich or live in a gaudy 5th avenue penthouse I just wanted to be happy.
It seems to me that this election of Trump is all about $$$ and nothing more. Trumps slogan (Make America Great Again) should be (Make American Corporations Free Again) free from regulations, no government intervention. Free to pollute and pay low wages and discriminate, just like the good old days of Donald younger years (the 60’s)
Trump is the same age as me. I’ve owned and I have managed many retail stores in my lifetime. I’ve also served two terms on a school board when I was younger I knew my employees and the people who elected me well.
As an owner I tried to pay my employees better than minimum wage. I also tried to give them any extras I could afford. As a manager of a chain store it was a different story. I had to play by corporate rules. As a manager I was giving a better health care plan for less dollars then my low paid hard-working employees. Many of those employees got around $7.00 per hour plus out of that had to pay into their health insurance if they wanted it. Each year at review time out of 60 employees one might be lucky to get a 25 cent per hour raise and some others around 10 cents. Lets face it no one working a 40 hour work week if lucky at $7.00 can live on that alone. Many of my employees had family problems. At this time of the year they didn’t have money to buy their kids Christmas gifts so some received them from local charities.
Now we elected a guy as president who prides himself on being rich (big deal). He is filling all his cabinet slots with rich people. This seems to be his only requirement for government to work in a Trump administration.
I think America took a wrong turn in this election and young and old people no matter what skin color need to start paying attention to politics more. Read books, newspapers, computer stories and listen to more than one view. Open your eyes don’t believe everything you hear or read. Trump is a good salesman in the good old days he would be called a snake oil salesman. (The one thing that makes me happy is that Trump didn’t win the votes of the voters Hillary did.)
The trouble with a guys like Trump that don’t like minimum wages. He’s rich and low wages help keep him rich. If guys like Trump want no minimum wage than government has to offer more social programs. Our minimum wage in this country is $7.25 per hour a bag of chicken breast is $9.99.
People can’t survive on low wages unless we have government programs to offset them. Some people look at government programs as paying people not to work. I say look at them as corporate well fair! It helps business compete with low wages and the programs help keep workers safe and living a better life.
America needs to be a mix of capitalism and socialism or we will not survive as a country.
We are better off today then when Bush left office…our economy and jobs are growing. Maybe not as fast as other times in history but lets face it most of us have everything we need. India is where we were at in the 50’s and 60’s so yes they should be growing faster!
America you had a choice in this election and many picked the wrong choice ( emotions over facts).
Unlike President Obama Donald Trump is not going to be the peoples president. Trump
did not win the Americans voters approval and that is one bright shining star in our history.
Trump ran a very nasty campaign one full of lies and hate speeches. Trump let his followers say and do pretty much anything at his campaign events. (This alone should have showed America that Trump is not a leader.)
Trump was liked by the uneducated in America because he con them into thinking he was a good old boy like them.
Trump is just a salesman. Not a nice salesman either. He’s the snake oil salesman. Trump will say and do anything to win.
Well he didn’t win the voters in America. More than two million more voters have now voted for Clinton over Trump.
Wow yes Clinton got the vote of the people. Trump said over and over that our system was rigged and it just may be!
If in December the electoral college picks Trump it will prove Trumps point our system is rigged.
Trump is unfit to be president and this is what the electoral college was designed to protect us from a poor unfit person being our leader.
America and the world have to pray hard that Trump will not become president. We can’t let Trump undo all the good things that our elected by the people (twice) President Obama has done!
Trump and his family act like a Royal Family. Living with all the gold and glitz. Trump even wants some in his family to have high security clearance to U.S. information. Seems like this could lead to a dictatorship.
Trump needs to be stopped from taking office. This is not the voters pick for president! The people voted Hillary and the Electoral College should right this wrong in December!
One thing for sure Trump will not be the president of many Americans for the next four years. He was one of many who never let President Obaama be there president even though Obama won the peoples vote two times!
There are just four short weeks before the election. Many facts have been presented as to why Donald Trump represents not just an unqualified person to become president but, in fact, a dangerous option. Trump is often touted as a successful businessman who will use his skills to fix our government. The foundation of this notion is the belief that government is just another business, and that Trump’s skills will be just what the doctor ordered. In fact, government is not just a business. Although Trump is known for his “you’re fired” expression, and in his business organization can single-handedly fire or hire personnel, it does not work that way in government, where it is very difficult, if not impossible in some circumstances, to fire anyone or use this threat to get your way.
The secret of success in dealing with our own government and with foreign governments is, clearly, possessing diplomatic and negotiating skills. We simply do not get Congress or foreign countries to agree with our proposals by threatening to fire them if they don’t. Now we have two unpopular presidential candidates. The question is, which one has the personality and experience to work with Congress and the rest of the world?
Think hard on this question, for we are as close to war as we can get and we certainly should not risk electing a dangerous, emotionally unstable person like Trump. Our children and grandchildren are going to live with the potential threat of nuclear war.
Forget all the other arguments for or against selecting your candidate. Do you really want Donald Trump’s hand on the nuclear button, knowing his personality? Think people, think.
For those who wonder why someone would vote for a career politician with so much baggage, as opposed to a change agent who is so entertaining, I would urge them to go see “Sully” and ask themselves: In that crisis situation, would they want a pilot with 40 years experience, or someone who played a pilot on TV?
To tell you the truth Donald Trump should be scaring people in America. He loves seeing his name everywhere like most dictators do. He always saying he likes Putin of Russia and several other leaders that are dictators. He also wants to bring back stop and frisk. Nice way of saying police power or police state. Now we find out that while America had an embargo going on with Cuba Trump was secretly doing business behind the scene. Plus there is his great wall of Trump between America and Mexico and the ban on Muslims entering the USA.
Wake up America…This man is Unfit to be President…