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Right for country
President Trump’s policies have made life better for everyone.
One example is school choice. If your child’s school is under-performing, you are able to send your child to a better school providing programs offering families alternatives to public schools. Another is the First Step Act which reduces mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. Opportunity Zones were created in economically-distressed communities providing businesses that qualify for tax deferment under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Trump also signed a bill that will permanently provide more than $250 million a year to the nation’s historically black colleges and universities that serve large shares of minority students.
He has lowered taxes, cut regulations on businesses, and negotiated the USMCA and a China trade deal. He has recently taken action to lower drug costs and ensure that Americans have access to life-saving medications, removed the individual mandate, and reinforced the pre existing conditions clause on the ACA healthcare bill. All of which support and benefit Americans.
Regardless of the media telling you differently, Trump established the Coronavirus Task Force on January 29 and placed travel restrictions on entry for travelers from China two days later.This despite World Health Organization claiming there was no human to human transmission, supporting China’s cover up that led this global pandemic. He has unified government and private industry resources throughout the natio,n making sure that states received the necessary materials needed to fight the virus.
Promises made! Promises kept! Thank you President Trump.
Ro Steppe, Port Orange
I found an interesting book at the New Smyrna Beach public library: Fortune Cookies, Management Wit and Wisdom from Fortune Magazine, copyright 1993. Here are some of the book’s gems most people in business would agree with:
*Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.
*Be exquisitely careful how you receive less-than-glad tidings.
*Tell the truth – or nothing. Nobody likes a liar.
President Donald Trump has boasted about his great successes as a businessman and president. The “Fortune Cookie” gems noted above have clearly never been followed by Trump.
For his pandemic response, Trump has been living in a fantasy where the virus will just “go away.” This is not reality. US COVID-19 deaths are 169,870, as of August 18 (CDC).
Trump has never taken any criticism like an adult is expected to. When asked any questions that he either doesn’t like or has no reasonable response for, he attacks the questioner personally, or just leaves in a huff.
Trump has made more than 20,000 false and misleading statements during his presidency. How would you like your spouse, your father or mother, your pastor, your children, your best friend to lie to you constantly just like Trump? Would you lose trust in that person?
If Trump had lived by these “Fortune Cookie” gems both as a private businessman and as the President of the United States, his administration, and our country, would not be failing so miserably.
Richard L. Boyles, Edgewater
Right for country
COVID-19 and a national election are giving us odd media coverage.
Why is mask-shaming OK, but other shaming is not? Why is it a major media event when a presidential candidate emerges from his basement? Why do only some black lives matter? Why don’t the lives of over 20 African Americans shot in Washington DC matter to CNN or even this newspaper? Why would the political party which casts every opposition event as either racist or sexist choose a VP candidate almost solely on the basis of race and sex? Why did the Democratic vice-presidential candidate believe alleged women victims of Judge Kavanaugh but not those of Joe Biden? Why will Speaker Nancy Pelosi consider recalling Congress to give more money to the post office but not more money to those of us suffering from the pandemic aftermath? Why are the number of people fleeing New York, Seattle and Portland a surprise to anyone? Why have only half of America’s national political leaders spoken against anarchy in our major cities? Why is it OK to loot and riot in a crowd but we can’t congregate in church? Real media would ask these questions, and more. Yes, it’s an odd time and media bias is moving from the shadows to the spotlight.
Rob Giebel, Ormond Beach
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