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Dear Editor:

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

The three Hebrew slaves that would not bow to the King of Babylon and were thrown into a furnace.

Like the 10 Northern Tribes of Israel that bowed and compromised until the Assyrians came and took them away, many of the Northern, Eastern, and Western states fell away from God, the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence and began serving the evil groups advocating evils that killed the people. Soon the evil groups came to the Bible Belt, the Southern States, to buy them, seduce them, and lead the children into prison and death. It was harder for the modern day Babylonians and Assyrians but soon they conquered the states and imposed on them the deadly killing of children using respect for evil parents and sympathy for them because they had to take care of the children. Everybody should be free for fun they felt and argued.

When we go up to remove the alcohol, abortion, and other vices with our Prohibition Amendment, we throw ourselves into a furnace to extract the state and the nation from those who have bowed to evils. We have not bowed down. You can't fool us with a silver dollar. Georgia founded the nation in AD 1776 so that life and justice would go to all and not just to kings and their hired men. Georgia gave the United States to the states that have betrayed the USA and killed people in the states. Georgia gave the USA to Bill Clinton and to Hillary Clinton. They gave people betrayal and death in the USA.

Billy Joe Parker

Georgia Prohibition

 

Dear Editor:

The GOP Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The GOP “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” is called by some a “Tax Scam,” and for good reason. The tax cuts favor wealthy individuals and corporations while disadvantaging the middle class. Most middle class families and individuals will receive a modest tax reduction for the first few years, while some middle class families may actually receive a tax increase.  The tax cuts for consumers will expire after 2027, but the tax cuts for the corporations will stay permanent. And finally, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act projects to add $1.4 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years. 

The Congressional Budget Office reported that the deficit increase could trigger automatic sending reductions in specified categories of up to $150 billion per year over the next ten years, including $25 billion in Medicare. This is because of the 2010 Statutory Pay-As-You Go or PAYGO. Because the tax bill is being passed under Budget Reconciliation rules, Congress cannot change PAYGO rules. Changing PAYGO rules requires 60 votes in the Senate which means they need Democratic support. If PAYGO rules are not waived, cuts will be automatically implemented to pay for deficit increases. This makes Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security the most likely bill payers. Also, the tax cut bill proposes to repeal the Affordable Care mandate. By doing this, they are dismantling an already financially challenged program.  

The Affordable Care Act may have some problems but I believe if Congress wanted to fix them they could easily do so. They know what needs to be done. Instead Congress and the President want to take health care away from those who need it. 

The President promised you “beautiful health care” and help for the middle class in the way of tax reform and increase in wages. This current bill does not provide for any of those things for working middle class people and families. Please call your representative in Congress and Senators Perdue and Isakson at 202-224-3121 and tell them to vote no on the current tax bill and the repealing of the Affordable Care Act mandate.

Barbara Ledom-Balducci

 

Dear Editor:

The Trump administration is spending $1.4 trillion on a tax plan while our infrastructure crumbles.

Given the condition of the US infrastructure today, why was it so important for the Trump administration and Republicans to rush a tax plan through Congress costing taxpayers $1.4 trillion over the next 10 years? Anyone who has ridden on our potholed roads can attest that most of our major highways are in mediocre or poor condition. The overall quality of roads, bridges, schools and other basic national and local facilities in the US received a grade of D+ from the American Society for Civil Engineers. With the average ages of bridges and roads exceeding 45 years, and carrying more cars than ever before, it is obvious that our infrastructure is a much bigger problem needing attention now, and not a tax breaks for the wealthy. 

Only 25 percent of Americans believe the Republican tax plan will help the middle class, create higher wages and more jobs.   

AARP officially stated that it did not support the current Senate plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code. Their analysis by AARP’s Public Policy Institute found, “that Americans 65 and older would be hard hit, with 1.2 million of them paying higher taxes in 2019, and 5.2 million facing increases by 2027. More than 5 million taxpayers over 65 would get no tax break whatever in 2019, and 5.6 million would not see their taxes decrease by 2027”...... 

 

 

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