Letter: A lot has happened since the election

To the editor,

This letter is in response to letters from Ray Kunz, “Nothing has happened since election,” and R. David Chemlen, “Sen. Blumenthal’s priorities off target,” that were published in the Oct. 6 edition of the Citizen’s News.

I disagree with Mr. Kunz and Mr. Chemlen. Plenty has happened, since the election. And almost all of it, has been bad.

We have a president who does a lot. He goes golfing and goes on vacation, a lot. So much so, that his travel budget for less than a year is on pace to surpass former President Obama’s travel expenses for his entire eight-year term in office, according to reports.

That’s doing something, isn’t it? And when he isn’t doing that, he’s busy trying to screw up pretty much whatever else he touches. And when he isn’t golfing, or screwing things up or going on vacation, he’s throwing a Twitter tantrum.

So see, he’s doing something.

Other things he’s doing include twice attempting to take away our people’s healthcare. His last attempt would have resulted in a possibility of 24 million American citizens losing health care coverage by 2024, and the main savings of that would have resulted in a huge tax break for the wealthiest 1 percent of our people. Swell right?

Thankfully, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., had our nations back as they always have. They have always protected our healthcare, including Medicare and Medicaid, 100 prevent of the time. This can be checked this at politicsthatwork.com under voting records.

While I could be wrong, both Mr. Kunz and Mr. Chemlen sound like Trump supporters. Well that’s great. If I’m right about that, here’s what they should do. If I were them, I’d start writing him and I’d ask him why he lied to all of the people that supported him. Specifically ask: What happened to the healthcare plan that he promised America? He promised and I quote him, from his campaign, “We’re going to have insurance for everybody.” Trump said in an interview with The Washington Post, “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.”

What happened with that? Where is it? None of that was in the plan that was voted on.

Does anyone remember what he said about Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security? I do: “I was the first and only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.”

How strange. I say that because, the plan he, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to ram down America’s throat had huge cuts to all of those things in it.

Here’s some advice. Try placing the blame for the possible cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security where it belongs. And it belongs at the feet of President Donald Trump.

Dante Paradisi

Naugatuck