Get the facts right on tax cut and NRA
After reading the May 10 issue, my hackles were raised by comments made by Mr. Gary Guido and Mr. Stephen Anderson.
If President Trump is responsible for you getting $870 more in your pocket, why are you complaining, Mr. Guido? The implication of your letter seems to be that if there wasn’t a tax cut, then the cost of basic commodities would not have gone up. Is President Trump responsible for these price increases, or is it the result of our capitalistic system of supply and demand?
Then in the same issue, Mr. Anderson rants about how the NRA represents the gun and ammo manufacturers and not its members. Not only that, but “The NRA is the strongest lobby group in the United States by buying votes from elected representatives.” Where did you find that information?
Here are some verified facts: The NRA since 1998 has spent $203.2 million on candidates, party contributions, independent expenditures and lobbying. This includes donations to both Republicans and Democrats (opensecrests.org). The unions lobbying the federal government since 1998 have contributed between $4 billion and $6 billion on Democrats (vox.com).
I realize that this letter isn’t going to change any leftists minds, but facts matter and not irrational emotional arguments.
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