Tax reformation

To the editor:

The new tax relief bill has now been passed by both the house and senate and signed by President Trump. No Democrat voted for this bill. Why? This bill is long overdue. It will give tax relief to hard working families, reduce and make filling out our taxes more simple, give more child credit, lower the business tax from 35 to 21 percent (which will give businesses a great opportunity to create more jobs and those that have moved off-shore the opportunity to come back to the U.S.A.).

Reformation means to change for the better or to improve. Everyone should want to see changes that will improve their lives and the lives of their families. Now we will look at why all Democrats voted no.

Let us look at the leader of the house Democrats (Nancy Pelosi) and the leader of the Democrat’s Senate (Chuck Schumer). They have said many times that the reason for not supporting this bill is that it will mostly help the wealthy. They must not even consider that most middle-class families (family of four making less than $75,000) will be able to keep around $2,200 more of their hard-earned income. Democrats should look hard at what has happened since the bill passed (remember none of their representatives voted for this bill). Walmart gave each of their employees a $1,000 bonus and raised the starting salary from $9 an hour to $11 an hour (22 percent increase). One hundred twenty-five companies have given bonuses and wage increases since the bill passed. Many companies have announced the creation of hundreds of new jobs coming soon. It is hard to believe that all democratic representatives voted not to help the working people.

Sometimes a person says one thing and they do just the opposite. Nancy Pelosi has stated numerous times that she doesn’t want to help the rich (of which she is one) get richer. Nancy’s words point in one direction, but her actions go in the opposite direction. Example: Nancy has successfully gained $66 billion (of taxpayers’ money) to build a supersonic rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The state that she represents is California. California has the best economy in the nation (if it were a country, it would rank in the top 10 in the world). In this area, one can find Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Disneyland, professional actors, several pro teams, and the list of wealthy people goes on and on.

If Nancy did not support the tax bill to keep from helping the wealthy, why did she rob the poor (the other 49 states) to support the rich in her state? Remember, California is the richest state in the union. Building this massive rail system was and is a want (not a need) for some of the richest people in the world. Why would Nancy Pelosi want to take money from states like Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, etc. to give the wealthiest people on earth their wants? Why not let these millionaires and billionaires pay for their own transportation? At a time when our infrastructure is in shambles, she wants to take from poor states (that have needs) to support a want for her state. Sounds like Nancy Pelosi is found lacking when it comes to helping the “working middle class.” Actions do speak much louder than empty words.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer want people to believe that they are now concerned about our national debt. This massive debt was caused by them, along with Barak Obama. The $66 billion on Nancy’s rail system for the rich is only a down payment on what the total cost of completing it will be. Nancy and Chuck (along with the biased TV networks) insist that the tax bill could add a trillion dollars to the national debt over a 10-year period. Pelosi, Schumer, Obama, and other democratic leaders added over $11 trillion to our national debt in just eight years.

Nancy’s pet project has just increased our national debt by 1/15th of a trillion dollars just to appease the wealthy in her state. This project of hers will probably cost well over a trillion dollars before it is complete. The $66,000,000,000 could build the wall between Mexico and the U.S. and still have about $50,000,000,000 left over for building and repairing and replacing the infrastructure of all our states (not just for the wants of the wealthy in California). The building of the wall would help to curtail the free flow of drugs (which is killing our people on a massive scale); instead it is going to the wealthy in California (per Nancy Pelosi). Another question: Where did this money come from? Do you think that this money may have been removed from Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid? Congress has removed funds from these accounts many times in the past to support their wants. No one should pretend to want to help the “middle class” while ripping them off to make the wealthy in her state happy.

There is no way that Nancy and Chuck can explain why their party voted not to help American workers.

Leon Chavers
Walnut Hill, Fla.