Letters from readers, March 14, 2021 | Letters
JI’m wondering why we’re nonetheless studying the Katie Hill divorce saga, drama and intercourse scandal nearly two years later when it is now not related. Do not you will have far more critical points to report associated to larger characters just like the dilemma surrounding Mr. Potato Head and the books of Dr. Seuss. Give us a break.
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Vincent White replied to my letter. Sadly, he twisted my phrases. He paraphrased what I mentioned and was improper.
White states that I mentioned: “… though [he] [is] articulate, [his] the letters are “typically complicated and labile …” “
In my letter, I said that White is “very eloquent.” I by no means used the phrase “though”. And I’ve not made an announcement relating to his “letters” (plural); I used to be speaking about his particular letter to O’Conner.
White goes on to say, “How can I be articulate however complicated? It is an oxymoron. In actual fact, this isn’t an oxymoron for the reason that two phrases weren’t used collectively, the identical sentence or the identical paragraph. The reply to his query will be discovered within the letter I wrote: “… as a result of his use of citation marks.” White jumps backwards and forwards (labile) with out quoting accurately – so, sure, it was arduous to know who was talking.
He asks inquiries to which he declares that no reply is ever given:
“Smith writes that black conservatives have been writing for many years about points affecting the black neighborhood, … what have Republicans finished?” – Nearly all of these communities have been managed by Democrats for years, not by Republicans; typically black Democrats.
“1. Why are nearly all of Republicans nonetheless white?” – I do not know; why is almost all of the Democratic Occasion nonetheless white? 60% white in line with the Pew Institute, June 2020.
“2. Why is the variety of suicides of white males rising yearly? ” – I have no idea. This might require advanced multivariate statistical evaluation.
White’s third query is just not even a query, however a rhetorical assertion; He mainly states that Republicans do not take heed to black folks after they speak about how racism impacts their lives.
I had lengthy discussions with my black buddies about this; however once more, I am not a Republican.
The not too long ago handed US stimulus laws is hailed by many nearly as good laws when it’s principally unhealthy laws.
The $ 1.9T laws is all the borrowed cash added to our already outrageous $ 28T deficit. The funds approved for people are far too beneficiant on the highest revenue scale and inadequate on the lowest revenue scale. Even when an individual has been employed all through the pandemic, they may nonetheless be eligible with sure limits.
A married couple with two youngsters and an revenue of $ 150,000 will obtain a verify for $ 5,600 whereas a single father or mother with two youngsters and an revenue of $ 25,000 will obtain $ 4,200.
The brand new youngsters’s credit score is even worse. The identical married couple and the identical single-parent household will each obtain $ 550 per thirty days for six months after which a tax credit score of $ 3,300 when the 2021 tax returns are filed. If the identical married couple had an revenue of $ 400,000, they may get $ 333 for six months and a tax credit score of $ 2,000 when the 2021 tax returns are filed. In case you assume I am improper, I will direct you to www.kiplinger.com.
Why somebody incomes $ 100,000 or extra qualifies for a kid credit score enhance is a thriller to me. You do not even need to be a citizen to qualify, solely a resident. Loss of life hall? No downside, you might be eligible for the allowance of $ 1,400.
Along with particular person issues, the plan bailed out union pension funds to the tune of $ 50 billion. Federal employees can keep residence with their youngsters and earn $ 1,400 per week for 15 weeks. Colleges will obtain billions that can not be spent till 2022 and 2023 and the record goes on. I assume the one unknown at this level is the extent of the fraud.
Power today usually comes wrapped in claims of struggling. Victimization is a precursor to dictate how everybody in society, however it has to get up, change their perspective, grow to be extra delicate and apologize.
Victimization is the soapbox from which the “woke up” amongst us declare to coach society as an entire on the proper mind-set, feeling, believing and behaving. Dr Seuss (racist), Pep ‘e Le Pew (rapist), ban on books, codes of speech in colleges and on the college campus; and now Meghan and the prince dwelling in luxurious and adulation speak to billionaire Oprah about their crackdown and feeling of suicide. A complete race of persons are urged to put on a collective hair shirt whereas professing a litany of mea culpa.
Within the meantime, we’ve a brief and manipulated president who’s hidden and managed to cover his heightened stress and acutely aware progressive decline in age. To disclaim that is to indicate the best of all human capacities – the capability for self-delusion.
That is the world of undoing tradition beliefs. Our fundamental sense of human decency has been distorted by political variations. The standard and proud Democratic Occasion of Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy is dying. It’s being changed by extra of Lyndon Johnson’s failed Nice Society concepts and the tragic eight years of divisive identification politics. We face tough litigation times.
SIt is good to see our esteemed Congressional millionaire Mike Garcia, vote towards the American Rescue Act … proceed the Republican lie that he is too tall, and so forth.
It appears to me that I keep in mind that the $ 1.9 trillion tax reduce in 2017 wasn’t too huge for Republicans, however in fact it was for his or her millionaire and billionaire buddies, not being a millionaire, I received nothing …