Letters to the Editor

Republicans reverse Robin Hoods

More people gained credible health care (either through government-subsidized private insurance or Medicaid) through the Affordable Care Act than any other legislation since the passage of Medicare. The program has been largely successful in spite of the GOP’s attempts to sabotage it.

When Republicans gained a majority in both houses of Congress and the presidency, they were finally able to destroy the program they have hated from day one. “Repeal and replace” has been their mantra. They are big on repeal, but not so much on replace.

Even President Donald Trump calls the Republican plan mean. That’s an understatement as many low- to medium-income Americans are about to find out when the rug is pulled out from under them.

McConnell has been the worst of the lot. He doesn’t care if 23 million Americans lose their health care. He, like Trump, lies every time he opens his mouth. He campaigned on “bringing back coal jobs to Eastern Kentucky.” Then the day after the election, he admitted that, heh, heh, those jobs aren’t coming back. The only thing Republicans want is a nearly $1 trillion tax cut for the wealthiest 1 percent in America. That $1 trillion will be taken from Medicaid, Medicare, SSI and the ACA.

Jim Porter