Where are the facts?

Antelope Valley Press - - Opinion -

Over the past year, John Man­ning has lamented over the de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of so­ci­ety. For ex­am­ple, Man­ning states the “…life ex­pectancy in the U.S. is de­creas­ing and I will add, the sui­cide and drug over­dose rates are in­creas­ing.” Ad­di­tion­ally, Man­ning dis­agrees with the com­ments that the United States “…is a sys­tem­i­cally racist na­tion… Fi­nally, Man­ning states that the rea­sons for the de­cline is due to the “… po­lices of the John­son ad­min­is­tra­tion and the iden­tity pol­i­tics of the Obama Ad­min­is­tra­tion.”

Since Pres­i­dent Trump won the election and voted in by white males, why are they killing them­selves in record num­bers? Why are life ex­pectancy rates higher in blue in­stead of red states? Man­ning fails to an­swer the question.

In the age of the In­ter­net, it’s puz­zling that Man­ning be­lieves that the U.S. is not a racist na­tion: 1. Mil­i­tary: “black ser­vice mem­bers were sub­stan­tially more likely than white ser­vice mem­bers to face mil­i­tary jus­tice or dis­ci­plinary ac­tion, and these dis­par­i­ties failed to im­prove or even in­creased in re­cent years,” the re­port stated.” nbc­news.com, Jun 2017. 2. CVS: four for­mer se­cu­rity per­son­nel at CVS Phar­macy stores in New York filed a fed­eral law­suit in Man­hat­tan, al­leg­ing that their loss-pre­ven­tion su­per­vi­sors reg­u­larly in­structed them to tail black and Latino shop­pers in par­tic­u­lar. https:// www.csmon­i­tor.com/, June 2015

To state the John­son and Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion are re­spon­si­ble for the de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of so­ci­ety is in­cor­rect. Man­ning skips the Ge­orge Bush Ad­min­is­tra­tion

as if it did not hap­pen. That led to a re­ces­sion and two wars. Obama low­ers the deficit and Trump in­creases it to the point that many econ­o­mists pre­dict a re­ces­sion. Mid­dle class (be­tween $50,000-$86,000) av­er­age tax cut: $1,900. The wealthy (more than $732,000) av­er­age tax cut: $270,000. It is clear that Man­ning’s opin­ion is not based on fact.

Vin­cent White Lan­caster

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