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Opinion

Suburban Life Sound Off: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Both parties to blame

Both parties are equally to blame for Donald Trump becoming president. The Democrats still believe that if they promise enough things to everybody, spend money on every problem, overtax anyone who makes a decent income and create new regulations, all of the country’s ills will be solved. The Republicans, while having a basic message that does resonate well with voters, still seem stuck with the Reagan agenda of 1980. ... So much Republican rhetoric seems to be lifted from Ronald Reagan’s stump speeches of the 1970s and 1980s. Many people fear the loss of jobs, worry that the cost of health care has become too expensive and can’t figure out how to pay for college tuition without saddling their children with insane amounts of debt. ... Frankly, politicians work far too hard to deliver polished speeches and interviews that avoid language and content that will offend any voter, while trying to placate voters on the far left or far right. So, a person like Donald Trump, who talks about the issues that concern the middle class in language that is simple and blunt, plays very well.

Trump is ‘unbelievable president’

[Donald Trump] is the most unbelievable president in our history. Unbelievable for the sheer number of lies he tells and his outrageous comments. Historians will put him in a category all by himself. The Republicans own this one. For their shameful voter suppression tactics, their gutless Electoral College vote and their negligence to take any legislative action to curtail his destructive administration. The only silver lining is the possibility that this will lead to the demise of the Republican Party.

In response to ‘Who’s to blame for Trump’s presidency?’

“Unlike any president...” True. [Donald Trump] speaks his mind. Don’t blame the media. Most are Democrat supporters. Plus Hillary [Clinton] got just as much support if not more free coverage. And, yes, Republicans are demeaning the role of government in society. Because all government officials are in for life. Term limits! We are constantly trying to make life fair for everyone. Yet the rich who create jobs are villians. A flat tax and lower corporate taxes would not only allow American businesses to stay here, become globally competitive, but also create more jobs. That would be a great start. ... But Democrats do not like these ideas. Limited terms, limited spending, limited subsidies.

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