Letters to the Editor

Difficult year

I’m one of those college-educated, middle-class, white women. I have always voted Democratic. This election year has been particularly difficult for my Republican friends. This should have been their year.

Change is always appealing to voters. They are diametrically opposed to Hillary , but have a hard time supporting Trump. They are dead set against tax increases, even though the small piece it would take out of their income would not disturb their lifestyle. It’s the principle of the thing.

They are worried about the mounting debt, welfare abuse, big government regulation and corruption, and the Affordable Care Act. Oveturning Roe vs. Wade is not nigh on their particular list. They wouldn’t advise their children or grandchildren to have an abortion, but it might be a good idea for the mom already overburdened and on welfare.

I say let’s work together to get rid of welfare abuse and government corruption. Let’s slightly raise taxes on incomes over $200,000 and more on billionaire corporations. Let’s curtail overseas manufacturing and offshore tax breaks. Let’s do something about the high cost of college and health care. Let’s limit lobbyist and super-PAC contributions to elections.

With the additional income, let’s start a government works program to fix our decaying infrastructure that will create jobs. Or, we can wait for the wealthy 1 percent to create jobs with “trickle-down economics.”

Judy Neel, Belleville

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