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Letter to the editor: Perplexed by Congress, more

As I read and hear the news, I find several items to be perplexing. Can anyone help?

Instead of passing legislation to address important issues, Congress is passing nonbinding “resolutions.” Why are they wasting time and money on resolutions and not legislating?

There is a lot of opposition to a gas station/convenience store selling beer across the street from an elementary school. Would they be against it if it were a restaurant? Do they think kids will buy a beer during recess?

Many in Congress complained that Kirstjen Nielsen was inadequate as secretary of Homeland Security. When President Trump replaced her, many of the same people criticized him for doing so. Why are they upset?

Some politicians say we need “health care for all.” That may be something to strive for, but why does it have to be a “single payer” system? Seems to me that would just create a large bureaucracy and stifle competition.

Since migrants can’t be held, and must be released, cities along the border are overburdened. Mayors of several cities have said they would welcome migrants. Yet when it is proposed to take migrants to those cities, there is an outcry. Why is it wrong to release migrants in cities that have indicated they are welcome?

It appears the Mueller report found no collusion between the president and Russia. Many people seem upset that none was found. Wouldn’t you think they would be happy or at least relieved?

Tom Cerra


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