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What’s wrong with programs?

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Posted: Friday, April 5, 2019 10:36 pm


I am tired of the Republican right calling Democrats socialists (like it is a curse).

The powers that be for decades have said, “Bad, bad socialists, bad, bad progressives, bad, bad middle-ofthe- road Republicans, bad, bad liberals.”

Unfortunately, millions have been duped by this rhetoric.

What is wrong with universal health care that includes women’s reproductive rights?

What is wrong with free college education?

What is wrong with free vocational education — plumbers, electricians, other trades?

What is wrong with low-cost daycare?

What is wrong with a higher minimum wage?

What is wrong with equal pay for equal work?

What is wrong about working for a green and sustainable economy?

What is wrong with wind and solar energy?

What is wrong with easy-as-pie voting?

The United States is the richest nation in history. We need comprehensive and equal tax reform so the rich pay their fair share of taxes. Billions for the military (and wall), while vital domestic programs are endangered.

We should work for a nation that is for all its people, not a favored tiny sector.

If my proposals are socialistic or progressive and liberal, fine!

They are needed, and now.

Ruth E. Wagner


Waiting for good news


Concerning Louis Austin’s letter to the editor on March 12 about biased reporting, I’m sure that as soon as there is something good to say about the Republican Party or President Trump, The Brownsville Herald will be more than happy to print it. Until then, it will print the truth as it is.

Dale Stoltzman

South Padre Island

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