Why I’m a Democrat
I’m writing in response to a letter by Ashton Miller—you know, the man who stated that he does not provide health insurance for his employees, that his grandfather buys a new Mercedes every other year, and who calls the people who support universal health care “crybabies.” The arrogance and Richard Cory-esque attitude exemplified by this person help explain why there so many angry liberals today.
Many of us did not plan to be poor. I’m 70 years old and will never drive a Mercedes, but I would almost kill for any type of car when I wait for the bus in inclement weather. I am intelligent and very well-educated, but due to a combination of factors (some my fault) I’ve ended up living on only Social Security. I’m lucky enough to have Medicare, but I’m sure the Republicans would love to get rid of that. It seems our senators from Arkansas blindly follow the inept 45 wherever he leads and do not represent our interests.
I raised three children (very imperfectly) as a single parent, and would love to have a part-time job even at my age. There are many people like me, and we are not “crybabies” or lazy.
For these reasons I will always be a Democrat. It appears Republicans only care about the wealthy, and I think they are despicable. CATHERINE LAMB