There are some letters to the editor like “The American split” by John Kaluza in the Dec. 9 News-Post that arrogantly spew emotional hatred about our country and President Trump. Then there is “The president and the wealth gap” from Robert Peters in the Dec. 23 News-Post. That letter is full of incorrect statements.
These types of letters ignore the progress in many areas of our country that are a result of the actions President Trump has taken. First, unemployment is now at 3.5 percent, as reported. That means many more working-class citizens are employed and get a paycheck they were not getting before. Many received welfare before. This gain for Americans includes African-Americans and Latinos, as reported. Second, the stock market is at record highs, as reported. This means almost everyone with a 401(k) is getting more funds for retirement. Many of those shareholders are working-class citizens. Third, the tax cut did put more money in most working-class citizens’ pockets, as reported.
Fourth, our foreign policy is now much stronger than it has been for a while. Our country has taken back better control of our relations with Europe, the Mediterranean countries and China. There is a lot more to do but tariffs are not our only foreign policy as Mr. Peters states.
Fifth, our farmers are not going bankrupt at a high rate as Mr. Peters states. President Trump set aside billions of dollars for the farmers, as reported, as he worked the trade deal with China. That deal with China includes the purchase of agricultural goods which, as reported, has already begun.
Sixth, anyone that supports many of the Democrats in Congress, and those running for president, is supporting the transformation of our country into a socialist country. I ask all those that support any part of socialism to please closely and truthfully examine what you are asking for because each of those changes to a socialist country will affect all Americans negatively.