Biden must fix his immigration mess
In his first hundred days, President Biden has waded into just about every issue: covid, vaccines, masks, the economy, taxes, infrastructure, pipelines, climate. You name it, he’s into it.
But he’s walked away from the crisis that he helped create: the border. Now he is calling for comprehensive immigration reform. That’s about settling undocumented immigrants already here. It does not cover the flood of new illegal migration that is causing absolute chaos.
The president wants nothing to do with this. Nor does his vice president, who was put in charge of the border two months ago.
Kamala Harris is in full retreat. She has not been to the border. She “may” go to Guatemala and give them money. That’s it. It’s really a conspiracy of silence.
The president’s handlers keep him away from awkward border questions. The vice president laughs at the questions.
The oh-so-compliant media can be guaranteed to play ball. Kids in cages has given away to complicit silence. They don’t care. The children have served their purpose as political pawns. We should not be surprised at this.
During the campaign, the Democrats encouraged illegal migration. They opened the door deliberately, probably trying to influence the Hispanic vote. Certainly encouraging their open-borders base. They created this crisis. Where is the accountability? They have no feeling for the kids dumped in the desert. All we get is the insulting suggestion that Trump is to blame. That is a disgrace.
Change race policy on police shootings
Why is it that the state-controlled news media absolutely always tells the color of the cop and the person shot if the “victim” is Black and the cop is White, but never tells the color of either if both are White?
Doing this always causes people of color and liberals to start demonstrations and uprisings that always result in violence, looting, burning and at times even death across our entire nation.
Why can’t they just announce that a cop shot a “citizen” and give the true circumstances involved? It would do much to end the hatred and violence caused by publicizing the color of both the shooter and the victim.
Why can’t the news media change this very dangerous policy and try to do more to promote love and understanding between all our citizens?
Willing to pay more to improve climate
I disagree completely with your stance against fuel taxes in the April 25 Gazette editorial (“Fuel taxes target state’s struggling middle class.”) The only way to get anyone to do anything is to hit them in the wallet.
We need to transition off climate- and planet-destroying fossil fuels much sooner rather than later if we hope to leave a viable planet to future generations.
I would like to see a federal gas tax of at least 50 cents a gallon that goes straight to infrastructure and only infrastructure — roads, bridges, tunnels, and railroads.
We should also stop subsidizing oil companies and start moving off of the huge cattle and beef infrastructure as well, since that hamburger is so costly in terms of the resources needed to produce it (methane from cows, land use, feed, water).
Don’t get me wrong, I drive cars and I eat red meat just like you. But I realize those are privileges, not rights, and I’m willing to pay more to do them if it helps clean up our air and water and save our planet.
Paying more taxes for good stuff like this is the right thing to do.
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