Letter to the Editor:
COMPASSSION IS NEEDED!
I recently contacted Congressman Sean Duffy voicing my concerns over H.R. 3440, the DREAM Act of 2017. The act would prohibit the deportation of illegal immigrants protected by DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Under this bill, illegal immigrants that entered the country under the age of 18 would be granted reprieve from deportation and change of status, which I support.
The response from Congressman Duffy caught me a little off guard. I was not surprised to see that he did not take either side on the issue, but said he would keep my concerns closely in mind should this legislation come to a vote. What was surprising to me was to hear that he is a cosponsor for H.R. 60, the ENLIST Act. The ENLIST Act provides a path to citizenship for DREAMers through military service. This bill would allow illegal aliens to enlist in the United States Armed Forces and through that service attain permanent residence in the United States. Are you kidding me? Perhaps we should round them all up and force them to help build that wonderful 25 billion dollar wall, and then we will think about citizenship? What has happened to our leaders and our country? Let us put COMPASSION back into the mainstream of society and take away the word fear!
Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee was refusing to support the recently passed tax bill because it would increase the United States deficit. After a provision was added to the bill making a loop hole for “pass through” income for real estate investors, Mr. Corker agreed to vote yes for the bill’s passage.
Mr. Corker is a very wealthy real estate investor as President Trump is. This provision provides both men with millions of tax dollar savings. Isn’t that special?
Instead of creating tax breaks for the wealthiest, why couldn’t they have used the tax cuts to improve the nation’s infrastructure? Creating jobs, improving the safety of Americans in and on our highways, bridges and airports.
Mr. Trump and the Republican congressional members are self serving politicians. Looking to better themselves instead of doing something for the good of the country.