Letters to the editor for Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Right talking points are just that

Oh my, the Democrats don’t walk the walk? It is stated by the Appeal on Oct. 16 that Fred LaSor is a “keen observer of American life and politics.”

Women who work in the White House do earn equal pay. Another right-made-up fact. The Republicans with their 12 percent approval rating, don’t you wonder who are the 12 percent that think the people driving the clown car are doing a good job?

The right has a war on the middle class and women. Republican restriction policies like voting for TRAP laws (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) that make it harder for women to find safe and legal abortion providers near home drive the market share to butcherous and crazy doctors. Restricting voters. Refusing to explain Medicaid so poor people can have healthcare. Opposing equal pay for woman and increasing the minimum wage. Making voting harder by limiting voting hours and machines.

They oppose the health law, saying it will cost jobs. Did you see what Walmart did? The retailer is cutting off health care for 30,000 employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week. Most of them are likely to end up in the state and federal insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.

Global warming? The right has the following talking point: “Well, I am not a scientist, and the debate is still ongoing.” Really? The right keeps repeating, hoping the low-information voter will believe their disinformation.

Jerry Denis Sullivan



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