Letter: ‘It’s About the Issues’

Letter: ‘It’s About the Issues’

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

Much has been made about the personalities of the two Presidential candidates. All we really have to do is take a close look at the issues.

One candidate has fought for universal healthcare for decades; the other wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, denying health insurance coverage to millions.

One supports comprehensive immigration reform; the other wants to deny people access to the U.S. based on their religion.

One supports a woman’s right to choose under Roe v. Wade; the other wants to punish women for having abortions.

One wants to create jobs by investing in infrastructure, clean energy, and scientific /medical research; the other has a plan that Brookings and Moody’s say will create larger budget deficits and higher unemployment.

One supports the nuclear inspections agreement with Iran; the other wants to cancel the agreement which would allow Iranian weapons production to resume.

One is an experienced diplomat who has cultivated long-term relationships with world leaders; the other does not believe in the Geneva Conventions, threatens not to support NATO, and cozies up to Russia.

One supports indexed minimum wage increases; the other does not support changes for a living wage.

One has specific plans to address global warming; the other believes global warming is a hoax.

We get to decide.

Barbara Glakas Herndon