Letter: Vote out the bums




We’ve witnessed another remarkable rip-off of the American public by the Republican Party. I’m disgusted by the gift of tax dollars to huge corporations that buy elections, like the Koch brothers. Who ends up paying the bill? The middle class and seniors.

How long will the public stand for this fleecing of the middle class to let the 1 percent become richer, creating huge income disparity in this country, approaching that of a banana republic. I’m disappointed in our U.S. Congress representative, Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, who voted for this legislation that no one got a chance to look at.

President Eisenhower said to beware the military-industrial complex, and that is what we have now in the U.S. We stand on the precipice of a war with North Korea, possibly nuclear, and who is in charge but a draft dodger, President Trump. The next thing will be for Medicare and Social Security to be cut to pay these huge multinational corporations, like Apple, that are awash with cash. How long will Americans put up with this huge disparity of income?

I think of the movie “Network” — “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” Vote out the bums.