Thursday, February 22, 2018




Letters on Crabtree's campaign, Pelosi's crumbs, gutting disabled accessibility

Feb. 13, 2018 at 12:12 a.m.


Give it a rest

When I got to the "TPW tyrants" letter in today's Opinion page (Thursday), all I had to do was read the first sentence to know who wrote the letter. Lloyd Crabtree, why don't you give it a rest? You were wrong, you (and your son) got caught, it embarrassed the heck out of you, and thought your position would absolve you of all guilt. It is time you accepted this: No one is above the law.

P.A. Almquist, Marshall

Calling all crumbs

How about that kindhearted and compassionate liberal Nancy Pelosi? I heard her give another (compassionate and inclusive) speech where she trashed all conservatives, and especially any of you "deplorable hillbillies" out there who support Donald Trump. She especially trashed those of you who think that lowering your taxes so you get to keep more of your paycheck is a great idea. Nancy (the multi-multi-millionaire) thinks that you getting more money in your take home pay is nothing but crumbs (news story, Feb. 6). It may be crumbs to her and her rich liberal friends but not to those of us who actually work hard every day for a living.

You hard-core liberals out there must be in real agony over having more of your money in your paychecks for your family. Here's what I'm going to suggest: Have these extra crumbs automatically removed from your paycheck by your employer and have the crumbs sent to a special bank account (or bread box) that will be set up for this purpose. This crumb catcher account will make the crumbs into buns, which will be distributed to those in need. You don't have to soil your hands dealing with any extra of your hard-earned income from the Trump tax cut, you send your crumbs to people who really need help. What an idea! Why didn't rich Nancy think of this first?

Michael Schwartz, Longview

Vote no on HR 620

To my U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert:

I understand that HR 620, known as the ADA Education and Reform Act, is making its way through the House this week. I expect you to vote no on this blatant attempt to gut the Americans With Disabilities Act.

HR 620 would make it insanely difficult for Americans with disabilities to force a business or public building to comply with the ADA. Businesses have had 27 years to comply. It shouldn't even be an issue now. And yet it is. And now this bill wants to make it even more difficult for people with disabilities to ensure that their rights as Americans are protected. This is insane. And it is wrong.

Vote NO on HR 620. Protect the rights of disabled people to equal access to businesses, facilities and public transportation. Businesses have already had ample time to comply. Don't give them another way to drag their feet. Vote no on HR620. Do the right thing for your disabled constituents.

Susan Necessary, Tyler

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