Mitch McConnell and Senate GOP’s health care bill
Re: “Facing GOP opposition, Senate leaders postpone vote to overhaul Obamacare,” June 28 news story.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he deferred a vote on Trumpcare until he could make 50 people (Republican senators) “more comfortable.” This statement shows how myopic Sen. McConnell’s eyesight is. He can see only his own kind. He needs to make 22 million Americans more comfortable with a tax on the poor, and those who live in rural America. Our legislators are in office to serve the populace, not their specific party interests. Obamacare has served Americans. The GOP should see this.
Norman K. Whitcomb, Denver
It’s time for Americans to admit that we have become a country of serfs ruled by a House of Lords. If this was ever in doubt, the secrecy of the Senate’s health care bill should be a wake-up call. If we, the peasants (the 99 percent/true Americans, whichever name you prefer) truly want Washington to enact meaningful health care reform, the answer is simple: Demand a constitutional amendment that requires all elected officials be covered by Medicaid until the age of 65, when they convert to Medicare.
As long as the House of Lords continue to receive taxpayer-funded, gold-plated health insurance, they will continue to kowtow to those with a financial interest in limiting health care to the masses. Until their selfinterest is aligned with ours, expect nothing but empty rhetoric.
Rich Kessel, Highlands Ranch
I’m one Democrat who is hoping the Republican health care bill passes and Donald Trump signs it. It’s time that rural voters feel the consequences of their actions in the voting booth once and for all. Maybe then they will appreciate the concept of an educated voter.
Andrew Baird, Evergreen