Letter to the editor- Business over the people | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Letter to the editor- Business over the people

To the editor-

I find it particularly disturbing that half the population of the United States falls for a party that is a facade. The phrase “compassionate conservative” is a farce. How can you be compasionate when you have a tax-cut that reaches for the most part that upper 1percent? Because of this wonderful tax cut many meaningful programs will be left out in the cold. One such program is a meaningful drug prescription program for our elderly. The elderly Americans made this country what it is today. Why should Seniors in their golden years wonder what’s more important needed drugs or good nutrition. Why should our poor, particulary the young suffer from lack of rural medical programs? After all, these are our future leaders. It seems to me that the Bush Administration has more of a concern for business than the welfare of it’s people. Would a person of compassion destroy our environmental heritage for a few barrels of oil? It’s pretty obvious to me the only compassion this administration exhibits is the 33 billion dollars for energy tax subsidies.

It has become evident, because of progress, the world has become a smaller place to live. With this in mind, it would behove the U.S., the leader of the “Free World” to reach out and encourage friendship, peace,and value what our allies and other countries have to say. Pulling out of five treaties and isolating ourselves is reversing 40 years of progress. Because of our “compassionate conservatives” we have embarked on a very dangerous road of no return.

Jerry DeLemos

South Lake Tahoe

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