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Maybe Scriptures will help
July 12, 2017

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To the editor:

I don't remember the political world of yesterday being so toxic that you couldn't really sort through the trees in order to make out the forest. Both sides of the political spectrum are so dug into their way of thinking it seems there is no sign of solving the problems we face every day. All the "problem solvers" we vote for and send to Washington every year, simply get absorbed into the system and toe the party line given to them by the lobbyists and the party's big money groups. It is a well-known fact that both sides seem to care more about politics and the party than they do about the country and the people who live in it.

It is total and complete gridlock in Washington, D.C., these days. For all of these reasons I would like to offer some words of wisdom from the greatest source of wisdom of all time. No, I'm not referring to a left or right wing blog, or anything even resembling those spitball throwers. I am going to refer to the Holy Bible Isaiah 10:1-3, these writings should be taken literally as I'm sure that was the way in which they were written.

It is said in these Scriptures "Blessed are the poor." Did the Republicans get that message? No. Scripture goes on to say "Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people." Remember the voter suppression laws passed by the state run Republicans in the last eight years? Let us add to these commandments from Isaiah the laws the Republicans are passing of which will cut funds for the poor who provide Meals on Wheels for the elderly and sadly they are cutting the funds for the hot lunch program for our less fortunate children. The most outrageous violation of these Scriptures has got to be this bill taking away health care from 20 millions of our citizens most in need of this health care. Yes, this is the group of elderly grandpas and grandmas we would be throwing out of their wheelchairs, only to hand the big money savings to the top 2 percent of our nation.

Then the Scriptures ask some very serious question. "What will you do on the day of reckoning when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches?" So I ask the obvious question, are you people sure you want to support and pay the price for this bill that so many are opposed to? If he were alive, I would say that would include Isaiah himself.

I'm sure some of you want to know where the money to pay for all of these government programs is. I say to you, find it. I mean you had no problem coming up with Bush's $750 billion to pay for the "too big to fail" program. What do we have to show for that one, except for more billionaires picking our pockets and our retirement funds? Or maybe a better question would be what happened to the $2 trillion you magically came up with to pay for your Iraq war?

It is so sad to see that you people do not hesitate to kick our elderly citizens into an early grave with only one thing in mind that of course is money-money-money for the top 2 percent of us. Please don't insult us with your rhetoric about your old song and dance featuring your well used and publically failed "trickle down economic" line of crap. It hasn't worked in the past and it won't work this time.

You should be ashamed of yourselves.

Jim Healy

North Fort Myers

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