Stefanik will handily win the race in NY-21

I hear people say they don’t get involved in politics, don’t pay attention to what is happening in our country. If there was ever a time to listen and watch, it is now.

During President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, he announced he would not touch Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. Sounds great if you are only listening to the words.

What does “not going to touch” mean? In the president’s budget plan, he has proposed some changes such as the way Medicare would pay for our medical costs.

Medicaid cuts have been a favorite target. Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of people were insured.

And in the president’s plan, federal dollars will be withheld. Medicaid recipients also may be required to go to work.

President Trump talked in his address about protecting those with pre-existing conditions. U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik joins her Republican colleagues in a clapping exercise while the president continues his will to abolish the Affordable Care Act.

This act protects people with pre-existing conditions. An article in the Feb. 16 Watertown Daily Times reports that the Trump administration is supporting “a Texas lawsuit seeking to do away with the Affordable Care Act entirely, including its popular guarantee for people with pre-existing conditions.”

Elise Stefanik is a “rising star,” according to the president. This praise could be a burden.

We have watched what happens to people who are not loyal to the president. Loyalty means always agreeing, never questioning.

How is Ms. Stefanik’s new title going to affect what she says and does, the way she works across the aisle? The president has very little respect for congressional leaders not sitting in his aisle. Will she support the president, or will she address the needs of the constituency of the 21st Congressional District such as health care?

Not only does she have to support the president but also all her Republican partners. We know what happened to U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney (Republican) when he did not follow the herd.

We already have a person we can send to Washington. Tedra Cobb does not need to be afraid of the president, and Tedra Cobb will listen to us. Tedra Cobb will represent us in the 21st Congressional District.

Let’s not only listen to Stefanik’s words but watch what she does, every vote she casts.

Sally Doxtater

Sackets Harbor

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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(7) comments

Newsjunkie39a

Even the most slavish Trumpkins would be helpless to refute this rock-solid post, Real Holmes. So well done.

Holmes -- the real one

Thanks Newsjunkie39a.

Holmes -- the real one

Elise Stefanik is focused on advancing her career by her avid support of Trump, his agenda, and his lies.

Here is just a small sampling of the lies Trump has put out there regarding Covid-19"

(1) He blamed the media and called it a "hoax"

(2) "There will be plenty of masks"

(3) It's all under "tremendous" control

(4) "Nobody has ever seen anything like this"

(5) He claimed he always knew it was a pandemic

(6) He said it's not racist to call it The Chinese Virus

(7) "Nobody could have ever predicted something like this" despite (and with Stefanik"s support) doing his best to dismantle the CDC and to ignore repeated warnings about the potential for pandemics.

(8) He attacked Obama's response to the swine flu outbreak and Ebola

(9) "The plans we had before weren't designed for something like this"

(10) He said he bears no responsibility for the problems with the response

(11) He invoked the Defense Production Act and then failed to pull the trigger

(12) He implied there won't be any problem coming up with sufficient ICU beds

(13) He pretended there isn't a problem with the number of available respirators

(14) "There's going to be nobody better than Donald Trump at bipartisanship", BUT.....

(15) "If the MSM lies about me, I'm not going to let them get away with it." (What lies?)

(16) "The economy is pent up, ready to go through the roof, it will be better than ever before" (once the virus is defeated)

(17) He attacked a reporter for asking him about all the instances where he downplayed the severity of the outbreak and gave false information.

Trump remains the greatest threat to the health and well being of the American people. Stefanik has made clear that she is in his corner.

rockloper

As always Holmes, yes the real one, excellent post. Hope you are faring well during this crisis.

Holmes -- the real one

Thank you rockloper. I'm glad to have read that you and yours are doing well due to your earlier wise preparations.

We are doing well and supporting others as necessary. Actually, my little business has been doing very well, so much so that we have been able to start an initiative to reach out and give to those who are experiencing hardship during these times.

On a lighter note, there is a little bakery in the area which has been giving out cookies decorated as rolls of toilet paper.

Newsjunkie39a

Sorry, Real Holmes, I meant to post my last comment as a reply to yours. Glad you and yours are doing well in these fraught times!

dutchman2``

And we'll all probably have to put up with "his corner" for another four years

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