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My money. If the GOP tax bill, now law, is such a horrible travesty for the middle class and the poor, the Democrats should be filled with uncontrollable excitement because its passage will be political suicide for the Republicans.

The opposite, however, is true. Not a single Democrat voted for the tax bill, and members of the Democratic leadership disparage the legislation at every option. Democrats speak of a partisan bill. They say that we the people are being scammed. Yet they do not acknowledge the partisan Democrat Obamacare bill passed behind closed doors.

Remember Nancy Pelosi's comment that we have to pass the bill to know what's in it? Democrats also mention the new tax law will add $1 trillion of debt. Where were they when President Obama added almost $10 trillion in debt in his eight-year term. That's more than all other presidents combined!

Democrats speak of millions of people losing their health care with the repeal of the the Obamacare mandate. Yet, once again, they fail to mention the millions who lost their health care with passage of Obamacare and were no longer able to keep their plan or doctor, as promised.

And finally, the Democrat chant of "it's a tax cut for the rich", that corporations, billionaires, and millionaires will benefit while half of middle class tax cuts are temporary and will last only until 2027 unless they are extended. Well, if our President wants to give me a tax break for the next 10 years, I'll take it. And I believe most Americans will be happy with that as well.

Pat Ropella, Mason City


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