D.C. pols and ‘treason’
President Trump implied that Democrats in Congress had committed “treason” because they failed to clap enough for his State of the Union speech (“Trump’s bipartisan pitch long gone; now he’s talking treason,” Feb. 6). Frankly, what’s more like treason is the GOP’s tax plan coupled with U.S. trade policies.
When Ronald Reagan became president, the tax rate on the rich was 70 percent. Reagan and Congress then cut taxes on the rich. Since then, the U.S. has almost consistently had high deficits and record borrowing.
Explain to me how this record borrowing by the Republicans and Democrats is not “treason”?
For his part, Trump, like Reagan has cut taxes on the rich — and the U.S. budget deficit is soaring.
Meanwhile, America’s trade policies have enriched China and run up big trade deficits.
It seems most consumer goods are made in China, while the manufacturing jobs have gone over there. And now China owns billions in U.S. debt.
We have met the enemy ... and the enemy is the Republican and Democrat machines.
— Janice Amato, Maynard