Letter to the editor: Hypocrisy at its finest

Hypocrisy at its finest

Received Nov. 17

Risch, Crapo, Simpson: So, after years and years of whining from Republicans about the dreadful deficit, you are throwing in the towel, with a $1.5 trillion giveaway to the ultra-wealthy and multinational corporations. Hypocrisy at its finest. Congratulations!

What about our crumbling infrastructure? Sorry, can’t afford it. Education? No, sorry. Social security, Medicare, Medicaid? Oops, check with charities…maybe they will step up?

But wait, the icing on the cake is that we also get Obamacare Lite: a two-fer, as it were — repeal of the individual mandate, raising premiums and throwing millions off their insurance. Rejoice, hypocrites!

We can only hope that when elections roll around, our memories do not fade.

(Word count: 110)

V N JONES

Idaho Falls

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