Letters to the editor of the Pahrump Valley Times


Un-American Republicans inflict death and damage on us

For the past seven years the Republicans have complained about how awful ObamaCare is, yet when trying to replace it they offered a solution which would cause thousands of our fellow Americans to die and leave many more in a state of hopeless sickness. All this so that they could give tax breaks to the richest among us.

Mr. Liar, woman abuser, thieving Trump, I pay for the Obama tax and do not want to discontinue paying it, especially if it means making my fellow Americans suffer and die. As we often say in America, “either put up or shut up.” You and your anti-American Republicans apparently can’t do either.

Thank you to Senator McCain for again standing up to the enemy of America, this time being the Republican Party.

Contrary to what the lying Republicans have been telling us, ObamaCare, while not perfect and needs fixing, has been the single biggest job creator of the 21st century. Over five million jobs were established because of ObamaCare.

These health care workers are buying homes, new cars, and sending their children to colleges and universities. If the repeal without replacement bill had passed, millions of these health care workers would be without jobs and again we would be pushed into another Republican recession, which is so typical when they govern. Many businesses would suffer and go under without the health care workers who are consumers.

Moreover, this phony supply side economic theory, the belief that if we lower taxes, especially for the rich, that this in turn will more than offset itself with increased spending, thus creating more government revenue, is a hoax, designed to give fat cats more tax breaks.

For example, I have enough to get anything I want, and lower taxes won’t make any difference. We should all remember that Reagan tripled the national debt from one trillion to three trillion with supply side economics.

If the republicans really wanted to balance the budget they should duplicate the tax structure that Bill Clinton had.

He not only balanced the budget, but was paying down our debt until Slime Ball G.W. Bush came in and drastically lowered the taxes for the very rich, and brought about the greatest recession since the Great Depression. We were losing 800,000 jobs a month. Thank God for Obama and ObamaCare which restored us to a good economy.

Finally, what makes the whole Republican governance so deplorable is that many of us are being led astray by agencies for the very rich such as Fox News and the Koch brothers, which in turn program many of the less informed, like the rednecks and crackers.

For example, probably the reddest state, Mississippi, takes in much more tax revenue than it pays to the federal government.

Welfare runs rampant in Mississippi, yet it overwhelmingly votes Republican in every national election. The Republicans want to end welfare, yet welfare voters in Mississippi keep it a red state. Go figure.

Jim Ferrell

A suggestion for the solution on the national debt

What will we do if the national debt becomes so big that other countries stop lending to us? How will we be able to pay entitlements and still pay for our military? We could dismantle some of our nuclear weapons, but at the same time we need to build a missile defense system.

If we can’t cut, the solution lies in higher taxes. These need not be imposed on everybody, but I believe the top 5%of the population makes about 4.5 trillion dollars a year. The deficit is only 440 billion, so a tax increase on the wealthiest need not be painful.

Alex Sokolow

Current administration is failing Americans

President Trump is going after Congress and their health benefits due to the inability to govern and look at any options to repeal, replace, or even improve the ACA. I read this and that just like you about how President Trump goes left, then right, then left looking lost. He isn’t lost though. Reading between the lines I see how frustrating D.C. politics are to the non-politician. I believe that those who get elected to represent should work on governing even when legislation does not appeal or appease them specifically. Personally, I see all those serving in Washington failing America and her people by choosing to procrastinate, play politics, and continue to divide Americans and ultimately the American Dream.

As a fellow American,

Leo Blundo