People who support Trump cite the “great economy,” as one of the reasons for their support, explaining, “Our unemployment is the lowest it has ever been. If it hadn’t been for this pandemic …”
What? Presidents don’t get do-overs. That would be like saying, “Roosevelt would have been a great president if Pearl Harbor hadn’t been bombed.”
And what about President Bush? Our country didn’t tank after 9/11. We rallied, came together and became stronger. Why aren’t we doing that now?
Trump has led us into the biggest budget deficit ever. We have more unemployed than in either the Great Depression or the Great Recession. Our GDP has experienced its biggest drop ever, 32%.
He spends money like he can declare bankruptcy if it doesn’t work out, just as he has done with some of his businesses.
And more American citizens have died in this pandemic than all the Americans that died in the Vietnam and Korean Wars combined.
This is not a time for blind party loyalty or one-policy politics. I am registered as a Democrat but I’ve voted Republican, Independent and Liberterian. I owe it to my country to vote for the person I believe is going to make my country its strongest. I may not agree with everything he or she adopts as policy but I know at least there can be debate and compromise.
I want my country returned to accountability, honesty, morality, compassion and be rebuilt on sound constitutional and economic principles.
Gwen Break, Kerrville