To The Daily Sun,
I feel that a regular columnist of yours needs to be corrected so she is not spreading incorrect and prejudicial opinions about the president of the United States.
Susan Estrich a columnist who was campaign manager for the Dukakis presidential bid in 1988, wrote an column titled "He doesn't care about people's health." published on March 29.
In the article, she called President Trumps actions childish, and suggested that the president doesn't care about tens of millions losing health care. While President Trump did want the American Health Care Act passed, he never wanted ANYONE to lose health care! The AHCA was simply not conservative enough for most of the Republican Congress.
What did OUR president do in the aftermath? He reached out to Steven Lynch (D-Ma) and other moderates Democrats for help, but was met with resistance from the GOP leaders, and was turned down in true partisan fashion.
Estrich stated in her article, "Republicans used to vote to repeal Obamacare on a regular basis," another falsehood. Yes, Congress voted six times to repeal the ACA, and there were as many as 14 times in which a vote on certain mandates of the ACA were addressed (eight of which President Obama signed including repealing the CLASS act) but there was no "regular basis" for Obamacare repeal.
Since the ACA was fully implemented, the number of newly insured is 14 million, (Democrats claim of 20 million is incorrect) of which 11.8 million were fast tracked into Medicare, which takes the actual number of newly insured down to 2.2 million. Still a large number, but ANY plan that's implemented will have a transition phase and people will not be left without insurance
I find the continuous attacks on everything that President Trump or his family does to be both revolting and extremely un-American. I believe that this country's party line division is only hurting America. The anti-Trump Americans like Ms. Estrich keep saying things like, "not my president" instead of trying find a common ground that we can all work to make America great, because despite what the far left would have you believe, we've fallen off the greatest country in the world pedestal.
David Joyal, Sr.
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