My Turn, Carol Pomeroy: Is this really the man you want in White House?

My Turn, Carol Pomeroy: Is this really the man you want in White House?

By Carol Pomeroy This is in response to Ronnie Smith’s letter dated Oct. 17 (“Your vote can keep America great”). One of the reasons that people’s priorities might differ politically could be based upon their economic backgrounds. I am on a lower rung of the middle class. You are not. But misinformation is still misinformation no matter where you fall on the political spectrum During the last three years of President Barack Obama’s administration, 8.1 million jobs were added vs. 6.5 million jobs under Trump’s first three years or 1.6 million fewer that President Obama did under the same time frame. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has expanded health care to more than 20 million people. Trump has tried to eliminate the ACA ever since he came into office. This issue comes before the Supreme Court the week after the election and this is one of the reasons why Trump wants Amy Coney Barrett to be confirmed to the Supreme Court prior to the election. If the ACA is struck down, many people would lose their insurance. Insurers in many markets could again deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. Why in the world would Trump want to eliminate insurance for millions of people during a pandemic? Faith and religious freedom were stressed during the Obama administration. During the September 2015 visit of his holiness Pope Francis. President Obama said, “So we stand … in defense of religious freedom and interfaith dialogue, knowing that people everywhere must be able to live […]

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