Letters to the Editor

Denounce Trumpcare

My version of a poem by Martin Niemöller about the Nazis:

First they started to lower taxes for the rich ...

Because I was in the comfortable middle class I paid no attention.

Then they dismantled the protections against big money in politics ...

Because I was not really into politics I paid no attention.

Then they began dismantling health care for the poor and disabled ...

Because I was not poor or disabled I paid no attention.

Then they came for my Social Security, my Medicare and my dignity ...

But there was nobody left to speak for me.

In Kentucky, Trumpcare gives $11,000 in tax breaks to each of its 29,000 richest citizens, while taking health care away from almost half a million people who can least afford it.

Our own diabolical Sen. Mitch McConnell and the Republicans continue pushing it as the next way of segregating the rich and the poor, while the middle class disappears.

Speak and act now, or it will be too late. Every voice makes a difference.

Then they came for me …

Mark Strickland