Trump not accomplishing as much as supporters think

This is in response to Craig Chilton’s letter claiming Trump’s presidency is not a mistake because of all of his “accomplishments,” 81 signed pieces of legislation.

This is in response to Craig Chilton’s letter (April 11, “Voting for Trump not ‘a mistake’”) claiming Trump’s presidency is not a mistake because of all of his “accomplishments,” 81 signed pieces of legislation.

I’m not sure about those ‘facts’ but I can give my take on the examples he sites.

The party of fiscal responsibility, supposedly, only attempt to be fiscally responsible during a Democratic administration, the tax Cuts and jobs act does absolutely nothing for the people who really need it but only gives tax cuts to the very, very wealthy and will explode the deficit to a trillion dollars a year.

The senate illegally held back Obama’s appointment of a very popular nominee on both sides of the aisle for the supreme court so, in the event that Trump won the election, they could get another conservative on the supreme court.

Even with the repeal of the affordable care acts mandate, 12 million more people signed up for it last year.

Regulatory relief? By that I guess he is referring to any and all regulations meant to protect the people from dirty air, filthy water, unfair labor practices, unfair lending practices, banks taking more and greater risks with our economy and in general relieving businesses of any and all regards for public safety, and, by the way, the economy had already been recovering under the Obama administration for 7 years, despite the Republican controlled congress attempting to block him at every turn.

Talk about obstruction, they tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act over 60 times, even though they knew they didn’t have the votes to override his veto, and obviously had nothing to replace it with.

They also vowed after his election that they would do everything in their power to make him a one term president, even though our country was in the middle of the worst recession since the ‘Great Depression.”

How exactly could the Democrats obstruct him when the Republicans have been in control of Congress the entire time? Donald Trump “won” the election by doing what every conman ever has done, telling his base whatever they wanted to hear and following through on very little of it.

Empathy for the middle class? Please, a man who has never worked a day in his life and has never empathized with anyone in his life except for himself. Carrier jobs, gone. Border wall paid for by Mexico, gone. Eighty million registered voters didn’t vote; sixty-three million voted for Trump, sixty-six million voted for Hillary. Sixty-three million is not close to half of the voters in this country, his supporters will find that out in the midterms.

His voters fell for a conman, hook line and sinker and a lot of them are finding out how wrong they were. The ones still supporting him are as clueless now as they were when they voted for him.

And on a side note, how about a quote from ‘The Donald’: “No one under investigation by the FBI should be president.”

Lerry Benson

Enumclaw

More in Letters to the Editor

Thank you for, Mount Peak Historical Fire Lookout Association supporters

Keep a lookout for future information during this fundraising phase.

Freedom of religions doesn’t mean imposing your beliefs on the public

To then allow any person or group to inflict its particular religious beliefs upon others would clearly deny our right to freely worship and follow our own beliefs

Businesses should serve the public equally

Many a war has started over “deeply held beliefs’ and religious convictions.

Editor failed to be a fair moderator

Instead of framing the issues and allowing the readers to “form their own opinions on the matters at hand,” the editor chose to apply superfluous labels.

“Deeply held beliefs” no excuse for discrimination

Is it not time that we recognize that “deeply held beliefs,” sometimes are simply wrong?

Southern Poverty Law Center no longer credible

The editor’s use of the SPLC in an opinion piece was flawed.

You, too, have the opportunity to learn abroad

Taking the chance to live abroad in high school is one of those priceless experiences. No matter where you choose to study you will be so thankful you took the risk.

244th is the issue, not the White River bridge

By definition, a chokepoint is a place where too much traffic is entering a space that is too small to hold it, either because the space narrows or excess traffic is entering.

Thank you Murray for increasing Alzheimer’s research funding

As someone who helped care for a mother with Alzheimer’s and who now misses her every day, I understand firsthand the impact this disease has on families across America.

The Fennel Creek Trail will benefit nearby communities

Contrary to the beliefs of some, the increased number of people using trails discourages criminal activities by increasing the number of eyes watching what is going on.

Thank you, Enumclaw, for all of your support

I’ve seen these types of things happening throughout my life in Enumclaw, but recently I have been overwhelmed with the outstanding amount of support the community has shown me personally as I prepare for an internship in Washington, D.C., this summer.

Thank you, Fortunato, for standing up for our neighborhood

My neighborhood in Bonney Lake has been the recent target of the city for its pet project called the Fennel Creek Trail.