GOP to blame for depriving citizens
To the editor:
“Where Have the Hungry Children Gone — Gone to Heaven.” I could add other people to this list due to the shameful shutdown of the government by the Republican House of Representatives.
There is much to do after the closing of the government. Troops paychecks may not be at risk due to special considerations of the Republican House. They know a special exemption for our military is too patriotic to veto. Food or hunger is not seen as important.
What about the little children who are going to school with empty stomachs and can only think of hunger and cannot concentrate. What about the mother who silently cries when her children try to sleep hungry. There is no heart in this Republican Party and they cannot call themselves Christians. God said, “feed the poor.” There is nothing shameful to being rich as long as you clothe, house and feed the poor. In this case with your vote.
On Sept. 25, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told Congress that the federal government will have $30 billion on hand to pay bills and this is $20 billion less than expected. The government needs $67 billion to pay retirement, veterans’ benefits, Social Security, and Medicare by Nov. 1.
I am a highly decorated veteran with a Purple Heart and served my country with pride, and only now when I’m in my 80s and depend on my savings and military pay, I am told that perhaps I will not be able to pay my rent of $1,205 because my representatives, who are on the dole, want to deny me my check so that they can make a point that the Affordable Care Act is not to their liking. They tried to destroy it 42-plus times and never passed other urgent bills. This is the worst House ever. Face it — it is because of Obama, a black president. It is time to tell it like it is and stop being politically correct.
Please tell me, is it only when it affects you that you will act? Why should anyone vote for a Republican in 2014?
Wilfred A. Brassard