Letter to the Editor

I just received a letter about the CARES Act from Donald J. Trump. It was disgusting — another example of twisted truth. Not an outright lie, but worded to give a false impression. In it, President Trump says, “I want to thank the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate for working so quickly with my Administration to fast-track this $2.2 trillion in much-needed economic relief to the American people.” 

The impression is that the CARES Act originated with his administration and the House and Senate worked with his administration to get the Act moving. This is far from the truth. Called the Middle-Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 (H.R. 748), it originated in the House by Joe Courtney (D-CT).  It was revised and retitled as it made its way through the legislative process, but the truth is it was started in the House by a Democrat.  

Donald Trump and his administration came on board later in the approval process.

Mr. Trump: In your letter you also refer to the selflessness and compassion of the American people. A demonstration of that selflessness and compassion from your office would certainly help.

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Another Republican hater. I guess this writer has a short memory. When Trump was trying to get this country back to business, the democrats, lead by communist Pelosi delayed it as long as they could. Wise up democrats, Pelosi and her lackies won't care about you after the election. They will continue to feed you to the wolves, which they have been since Clinton was president.


Seems like you may not know just how the branches of government work. Your "impression" that the bill originated with the Trump administration is not due to what the President wrote, but your infection of Trump Derangement Syndrome. The bill originated in the House, was passed on to the Senate and was signed by the President. All three branches have a part in passing legislation, and it requires they all work together to get things passed. Your "impression" that the bill originated with the Trump administration is not due to what the President wrote, but your infection of Trump Derangement Syndrome, and your need for the Democrats to be able to claim some sort of success as most everything coming from them is a disaster that requires repair by folks with common sense.

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