Letters to the Editor

Tax giveaway to the ultra rich

The Trump Republicans have created an America that is ripe in dysfunction and corruption, thanks to Citizens United and dark money that grips our future and takes away our hopes and dreams for a better life. The Trump Republicans are determined to use budget reconciliation to ram a giant tax giveaway to the ultra rich and special interests and to do it without bipartisan support. This could be passed into law with just 51 Republican Senate votes.

Trump’s tax cuts are a massive transfer of wealth consistent with the wants of the Republican billionaire donor class — $1 trillion to $2 trillion to the very richest people and their corporations in America. These are people who want for nothing and live an opulent and lavish lifestyle. Class warfare at its finest. They get the money, you get the bill. This is welfare for the super rich, redistribution of wealth through cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, the ACA and other programs that are desperately needed by the elderly, disadvantaged and disabled. The added burden of irresponsible and incompetent legislation will fall on the shoulders and financial status of concerned and struggling family members.

Rise up and fight. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” (Martin Luther King Jr.). Join the Bernie Sanders army of Americans willing to prove that democracy and the determination of fed-up voters can produce the 51 percent needed to not only take on special interests, but reform our government so it works for all Americans.

Phil Ledford, Olympia

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