Letter: Democrats have destroyed jobs, kept people poor
Re “Some (much needed) help for the state GOP” (Monitor editorial, July 19):
I am sure that all Republican politicians appreciate your advice. We are glad that you care so much about helping the Grand Old Party. I can’t help wondering whether the Monitor really cares about the people at the bottom or cares only about talking about the people at the bottom.
I care about results, not rhetoric. I care deeply about the people of our great country, our state, my town. I care about policies that result in people escaping the bottom, not trapping them there. I care about the middle class being able to live the American Dream. I care about action, not talk. I care about action that works, not action that backfires and hurts the very people who should be helped.
Democrats talk a good game, but their policies have destroyed jobs and kept people poor. They have trapped children in failing schools, leaving them in a lifetime of poverty. If Democrats really cared about the poor and the middle class, they would examine the results – not just the intentions – of their programs. They would realize the terrible harm they often cause, and they would fix the programs to stop punishing those who try to better themselves.