“Repeal And Replace” — Letter to the Editor

“Repeal And Replace” — Letter to the Editor

In the October 5th, 2018 edition of The Hendersonville Times-News, Sheila Clendenning of Flat Rock writes,

Repeal and replace

To the editor: “CONSERVATIVE” is the headline on electioneering road signs for the incumbent N.C. Congressional District 11 U.S House of Representatives member.

As he still attempts to apply that buzzword label to himself, ask yourself: How “conservative” is he, really? Is he your voice in Washington, D.C.? (Clue: Among his top 10 donors are Koch Industries and the American Bankers Association.)

On Sept. 28, this incumbent voted to extend — beyond their original 2025 expiration date — tax breaks for the wealthiest in our nation. Even the conservative think tank Tax Foundation predicts a resulting $2.7 trillion increased national deficit over a decade.

Meanwhile, promised massive economic growth and wage gains for middle-class workers are yet to materialize. Wages still stagnate as corporations use their already permanent 2017 tax cuts (down from 35 percent to 21 percent) to benefit shareholders through stock buy-backs.

Once, “conservative” policy railed against debt, deficits and tariffs. Now, to counteract looming deficits, Social Security and Medicare are among the programs congressional “conservatives” propose to slash.

On Nov. 6, our choice is clear: We must send Phillip Price to Congress to represent actual Western North Carolina constituents. Repeal and replace the voice of corporate and special interests!

Sheila Clendenning, Flat Rock

The online edition of this letter can be found here.

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