Democrats need to re-focus their priorities

To the editor:

I am SO frustrated with the Congressional Democrats.

Now that they weren’t able to nail Trump with the Russia probe, they are moving on to obsess about and fixate on getting Trump’s tax returns. As if he would be the only person in this country who ever fudged on and cheated on their tax returns. Meanwhile, they are almost totally silent and mute about his budget proposal with big cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

You barely hear a word from any of them about this. But they go on and on about how much we need to care about illegal immigrants and how we need to pay reparations because slavery existed in the 1800s. Democrats used to care about the financial and economic struggles of the lower and middle classes. Now, you barely hear a sound from them. They are supposed to CARE about people. They are supposed to have empathy and compassion for people who worked hard for their entire lives and tried to do the right things in life and now can’t afford to pay for prescription medicines that they need and to get the health care that they need.

But they care more about getting the votes of minorities and the future votes of illegal immigrants than they care about the rest of us. They figure we have no one else that we can vote for, so all they have to do is just pay a little bit of lip-service to our struggles while they PANDER to and kiss the hind-ends of minorities and illegal immigrants.


Stewart B. Epstein