Be known, good and decent RepublicansApril 26, 2019
To the editor:
Consider Senator Braun’s statements to the Dubois Strong’s lunch attendees on 4/18/19 (The Herald, 4/19/19): “quit looking to the federal government to solve your problems”; “don’t look to them to do things like infrastructure. Look to yourself”; “don’t look for any new funding to come”; “. . . the great salvation of this country is going to be through all of you here, cities, towns and states”.
If taken out of context, let’s hear it.
Nonetheless, Trump and family benefited most from the 2017 tax legislation which substantially lowered the corporate rate and blew a $2 trillion hole in the federal budget. Now the federal government can do nothing for Indiana, while Trump and his ilk take $$$ from our children’s education, law enforcement, roads, infrastructure, defense, healthcare. Yet Indiana supports him.
Senator Braun’s 2018 campaign indicated his personal net worth to be north of $60 million. His business likely benefited $100’s of thousands from the $2 trillion budget deficit. Senator Braun is certainly a keen entrepreneur and brilliant businessperson, but he was not able to package and load enough boxes to profit $60 million. His workers did. Likely at $15.00/hour or less. I am happy for Senator Braun and family for being elected. I am quite disappointed that he excitedly accepted the support of a chronically lying smart aleck president to win.
Mike knows better. Mike can do better. Southwest Indiana knows better. Southwest Indiana does better. C’mon, good and decent Republicans, be known. Be heard. Before it’s too late.
—John Elmer Birk
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