Who’s looking out for common good?

I read the July 2 letter by Paul Whiteley Sr. and am more than a little bit confused. He accuses Republicans of not working for the common good. Really? And just what has the Democratic Party done to promote the common good?

Their behavior since November 2016 has been like a spoiled 3-year-old throwing a temper tantrum. Rather than act like adults and help govern, they have backed groups such as ANTIFA and “The Resistance.” Even to this day, they cling to unproven Russian conspiracy theories and do everything they can do to sow dissent.

What have they done since winning back the House of Representatives? Attack President Trump, call for open borders, vote to give illegal aliens the right to vote in our elections and propose the New Green Deal which would destroy our economy. This bill was so bad not even one of their senators would support it.

To see where President Donald Trump and the Republicans have worked for the common good, you need look no farther than our current economic boom. The 2017 Tax Reform and Job Creation Act has been a resounding success. On July 3, the Dow Jones Industrials closed at an all-time high. The July 5 news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a national unemployment rate for June at 3.7 percent. This was up from 3.6 percent for April and May which was the lowest unemployment rate since December 1969. The same report shows both wage growth and increase in jobs in areas such as transportation and manufacturing.

So to answer the question of who is really promoting the common good, I have a simple answer, “It’s the economy stupid!”

Patrick M. McElvaney

Radcliff

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• We are reaching a breaking point at our southern border. • Our facilities are overcrowded as a direct result of a lack of action from Congress. • Our border agents are overwhelmed. Up to 50% of their resources are being used to support the humanitarian mission. • Our weak borders are being exploited by human traffickers, drug smugglers, and violent gang members including MS-13. • This crisis existed long before President Trump took office. • President Trump and his Administration have taken unprecedented steps to secure the border. o To stop this asylum system abuse, the Trump Administration has instituted a new rule requiring migrants who come to our border to have previously applied and been denied to a country they passed through. o The border wall is being built – it’s expected 400 miles will be finished by the end of the year. o President Trump was successful in his efforts to get Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries to step up and help stop the crisis. o By removing millions with active deportation orders, ICE is doing its job and standing up for the rule of law. • Congressional Democrats are refusing to help President Trump address the situation at the border despite the fact they are finally admitting there actually is a crisis. o If Democrats were actually sincere in stopping the crisis, they would not have voted “no” over 80 times for additional funding to resolve the overcrowding and lack of resources at the border. • 2020 Democrats continue to push a radical agenda that includes decriminalizing border crossings, giving taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal immigrants, and open borders. • It’s time Democrats stop the political games, put the safety of our nation first, and work with President Trump and Republicans to secure the border. Outstanding work but our President needs America's help.

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Pathetic

Michael93v4

Why yes you are! I am so glad you admit it. And I do not feel sorry for you because what you are is willfully created by decades of hate and vileness in your own heart. Only hiding and posting on the internet is why you allow your vileness to be seen. Publicly you would be scorned. What preacher do you go to that makes you think your Vileness is acceptable? Please you and DONO keep it up. I love sending your words to Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, and Brett Guthrie. I like them to know the kind of people they inspire.

LINDA DUV

I've looked up and actually lived during the Jimmy Carter debacle. You wouldn't know the truth if it stared you right in the face. BTW, where did you find the website Inland Empire Community News? How long did you have to look for that? What a loser website. In San Bernardino, The Peoples Republic of California, no less. Oh, that's right. That's where 2 Islamic Jihadist killed 14 Americans and seriously wounded 22 others on Dec. 2, 2015 during the King Hussein reign. . FNN's Jim Acosta accuses Pres. Trump of dog whistling white supremacists, I wonder if he would accuse King Hussein of dog whistling his Muslim buddies to kill these people? I doubt it but you never hear this on the lamestream media. The male jihadist was born in the U.S. and a citizen just like Communist Queen Omar. His wife was a permanent resident. Quality immigrants, especially in the eyes of the Democrats. As far as being a pot smoker, not me. That's for all the Snowflake Democrats. Your hate for America and Americans and your TDS is eating you alive. I really feel sorry for you. Quite pathetic and embarrassing.

Michael93v4

Your hatred knows no bound. Just how many people do you actually condemn for the actions of a few? How many Americans kill Americans who are white Christians? You do not care. You only care about Islamist killing Americans. How sad are you? The fact you claim President Barack Obama as a Muslim display your mental illness in all its glory. The Only reason you type such lies and deceptions is that you can hide behind your fake name and do so. Why the News-Enterprise has not censored your lies is a testimony to their failure to uphold their own principles. You are mentally ill. I also lived during Jimmy Carter's administration. I also was around during Nixon and Ford. For you to attack President Jimmy Carter is all about your pathetic perceptions of his administration and is not based on historical facts. Also since you base your hatred of President Jimmy Carter on the Iranian hostage crisis let us talk about President Ronald Reagan and the Iran-Contra criminal activity. How many Ronald Reagan staff went to prison? How many Ronald Reagan refused to testify before Congress and took the fifth? How many was Pardoned under Bush Sr.? You can personally hate whomever you want. But do not try to say your irrational hatred is based on any facts. Iran Hostage Crisis happened under President Jimmy Carter. He did not create the crisis the Republican Hawks in office created the crisis. No President was going to solve the Iran Hostage Crisis until the Iranians wanted to resolve it. Iran-Contra was a political bribe to the Iranians and Ronald Reagan was in league with the criminals. Same as Oliver North. You just Blame Jimmy Carter because of your personality fault. You do not even respect California. Do you just hate all Muslims? Is that your damage? Are you just suffering from Islamophobia? Are you demented about any other religions? King Trump is a racist by his own words. You never tell someone to go back to their ancestral home when they are born Americans. That is straight from the racist playbook. Even the Israeli defamation League condemned President Donald Trump's own words. But you and other Conservative Republican cult fans of Trump do not think his words were wrong. Not even the great Turtle Mitch McConnell could utter a single word against President Bone Spurs. I do not feel sorry for you. Your words prove you have accepted the teaching of the Beast and chose to lie and deceive as a way of life.

LINDA DUV

I read everything that you've quoted here. A lot of it can be spun in many different ways depending upon the interpreter. The bottom line is unemployment is the lowest its been since at least 1969. The lying Democrats admit that. The economy is the best its been in the last 13 years when Bush was president. You make the comment that the Russian mob mainly came here from 1975 to 1981 then tell me who was president? I'm sure you'll need to Google it but I'll save you the trouble and tell you that it was the anemic Jimmy Carter. The worst president this country has had up until Hussein blew him away. And let me make sure that I answer your question that Trump's remarks about the 4 Queens were not racist. It was factual. Show me one word in Trump's tweets that referred to race. You can't. Again, you've got nothing.

Michael93v4

WOW, Still lying your rear end off. If you are too ignorant to know what a racist comment sound like then try googling the racist web sites and read. You will come along President Donald Trump's comment soon enough. And had you bothered to look up the economies under each President then you would have seen how ignorant your statement about Jimmy Carter really is. Just how mentally damaged are you. Are you really believing these words your typing? What is a racist comment to you? Have you never ever watched these racist in videos or on television specials. You must be living in a pot house. That is the only way I can understand your rantings.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/ms-13-gang-members-indicted-191547880.html More news from our "Undocumented Immigrants" and not "Illegal Aliens'.

Michael93v4

Great news reporting: http://iecn.com/russian-organized-crime-operates-just-about-everywhere/ "The Russian Mafia has a reputation challenging the Sicilian Mafia in the United States. It is equally brutal and well organized. One estimate states there are over 300,000 members from Russia in the United States, right now. The Russian Mafia also goes by the name of The Odessa or Bratva Mafia. The group established itself in the Brighton Beach of New York City between 1975 and 1981. There are a number of major cities that have a significant number beside New York City: Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, Los Vegas, Philadelphia, and Kansas City among them." But the largest gang in America is the Aryan Brotherhood (AB, The Brand ) which has stated to be a huge supporter of President Trump. Why is that? MS-13 has around 10,000 members world wide in about 40 countries. They are tenth in brutality and size of the top ten violent gangs. 02. Mexican Mafia (La eMe),03. The mungiki (Kenya mafia), 04. Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) Brazil, 05. Black Guerrilla Family (Black Family, Black Vanguard), 06. La Neuestra Familia, 07. Texas Syndicate (Texas 7), 08. Crips about 300,000 members, 09. Bloods, these list are about violence committed. The MS-13 does not break the top twenty in mobs or gang size in America.

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https://www.barrons.com/articles/un-spinning-the-trump-obama-gdp-numbers- 51553801603 See the attached link. If you can read, any way you spin it, the GDP improved from 4th quarter 2017 to 4th Quarter 2018 by 3.1%. Obama's average over his reign was 1.5%. He never had a year over anywhere near 3%. He admitted himself that he "couldn't create jobs out of thin air." The fact of the matter is, he couldn't create jobs period with his Communist/Socialist background. Oh, by the way, I know that Trump's tax cuts put $1,200.00 net in my pocket last year. Where do you get that there was a "negative" tax payout and where do you get the BS (other than FNN) that Trump's advisers say that the tax cuts did not spur the economy. By the way, with your last sentence you went back to the Democrats Strategy 1. Play the race card.

Michael93v4

You're hilarious with your cultist spin. I get my numbers from the government. Just like "Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin issued a warning that the US government is at risk of running out of cash “in early September before Congress reconvenes.” But hey Steven Mnuchin works for President Trump so it must be fake statements. What are you ranting about President Obama not creating jobs? The jobs market improved under President Obama or are you denying that? Also from FORBES magazine May 31,2019 explains what you wrote was wrong "The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis or BEA released its second estimate for March Quarter’s GDP and its first estimate for gross domestic income. They show that the “real” economy of personal consumption and business investment is growing at just over a 1% rate vs. the reported 3.1% for the total economy and that gross domestic income growth has slipped to 1.8% (and has never been above 2.7% during Trump’s time in office)." www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2019/05/31/trumps-economy-is-really-running-below-2/#7601da2f3e80 Also since you like Barrons read this article which states you were wrong again. "www.barrons.com/articles/obama-vs-trump-economy-whos-winning-51559328982" President Donald Trump and his failed economic team release positive growth numbers and then months later have to lower what they previously said. You could look up what Trump's advisers say but instead, you deny they say anything. I write about what they say because I read what they say. Try growing up and read before you embarrass yourself again. And you did not answer my Question about what President Trump actually said about those four Democrat women. Instead, you ran like usual and say it is playing the race card. You are right Donald Trump played the race card and you Trump Cultist love it because your all the same.

Michael93v4

Another Trump cultist trying to spin history. The economy is in turmoil. Since you, cultist refuses to acknowledge unemployment was going done under President Obama and want to declare your lord Trump completely responsible for all low unemployment, I wish to express my astonishment of your ignorance and hypocrisy. Under Bush/Cheney we saw the economy fall. Under President Barack Obama the economy bounced back and the yearly deficit was being reduced. But Conservative Republicans, many who write comments on this page, refuse to acknowledge any of President Obama's accomplishments. Now President Trump who has used protectionist economic policies to artificially prop up failing American industries. The American steel and aluminum industries chose short term profits over modernization. President Trump's fake emergency declaration protected these greedy industry leaders. His emergency declaration placed a tax on all Americans by increasing prices on all steel and aluminum items. President Trump also gave tax breaks to the rich that did not trickle down to the employees or consumers. Instead, we are approaching a monthly deficit of nearly a trillion dollars. Wages have increased slightly and like last year will probably net people a negative gain on yearly wages after inflation. Do you not read? Your obvious hate for Democrats is what makes you a great Trump Cultist. President Donald Trump's own economic advisers publicly said the Tax break was a failure. How can you not know this? After so many failures in the Trump administration, what have you to brag about? President Donald Trump just made a massive racist slur against for Democrat woman. How can you defend that?

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