AN UNFAIR RAP
Recently, the Times-Union reprinted a half-page article from the Los Angeles Times that inaccurately portrayed President Donald Trump as anti-Native American.
In addition to touching on the president’s remark referring to Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas,” the article linked Trump by association to former President Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act, the depiction of Native Americans as sports mascots, Native American casinos and the Dakota Access pipeline.
But nowhere in the article is there any mention of Warren’s fraudulent claim to have Cherokee blood so that she could be quota-hired into Harvard Law School’s faculty.
By printing this article, The Florida Times-Union has once again revealed its anti-Trump bias.
Frederick J. West,
Note to readers: The Florida Times-Union endorsed Trump for president during the 2016 presidential election.
SEN. BILL NELSON
Sen. Bill Nelson sent out an informative email announcing his opposition to the tax reduction package that was recently approved in the Senate.
In explaining his position, Nelson said that he is against raising taxes on the middle class — and also opposed to raising the national debt.
Yet Nelson did vote for the Obamacare package that was filled with tax increases and penalties for all classes of Americans.
That didn’t bother him.
And Nelson was in lockstep with former President Barack Obama and now-retired Democratic Sen. Harry Reid as the Democrats nearly doubled the national debt during the eight years of Obama’s presidency.
It would appear that Nelson has either forgotten what he previously voted for or doesn’t understand taxes and debt.
Either way, it is enough for me to vote for Nelson’s opponent in next year’s Senate race.
Ponte Vedra Beach
A recent Times-Union editorial had the headline “It’s time to stop demonizing Medicaid.”
And here is the line in that Medicaid editorial that begs for a comment:
“It pays for nearly half of all the births in the nation.”
This single fact alone shows how irresponsible, low-income adults are bankrupting America’s medical care system.
It used to be that parents planned ahead financially if they wanted children.
There is no stigma attached to using public assistance to pay for raising your children.
Even illegal immigrants who are pregnant flood across our borders to have taxpayers pay for the birth of their children. And then they apply for public assistance for their living expenses while they fight to stay here.
Children born under these circumstances are much more prone to suffer a life of poverty and crime.
They are the unfortunate victims of irresponsible parents.
And in 72 percent of the cases, they grow up in a one-parent family.
When there is any attempt to rein in the ballooning expenses of Medicaid, Democrats demonize it because it will affect future Democratic voters.
But without major reforms, we will all suffer the consequences.
Roger Cable, Jacksonville
I read with interest the Times-Union’s recent editorial “Harassment: Speak up, support victims.”
The editorial ended with the following paragraph: “Women are speaking out. Now it’s men’s turn.”
But I would also like to offer this question:
Why aren’t we hearing accounts of women willingly offering favors to men of influence or authority in order to advance their various careers?
Although there are probably more men taking advantage of women than the other way around, the other way around should not be ignored.