American Health Care Act is terrorism by Republicans

Editor;

I need to get a point across to Republicans and the rest of my fellow citizens.

I speak to my daughter often. She is a working mom with two children, my grandchildren. They live in Oregon. She works at a job that is “family friendly” but does not make a great deal of money. Health care is a big issue for her.

This Republican-designed American Health Care Act, that is just another tax break for the very rich, has her terrified. Think about that for a second. A working mom, in America, terrorized by fellow Americans.

Republican partisans that appear to be gleeful in a press conference to announce the “repeal of Obamacare” thus throwing millions of people into a living hell of “how in the world am I going to be able to afford health insurance now?” And these Republicans are celebrating. “Family values?” Right.

America spends about a trillion dollars a year on “defense.” America is in what is billed as “a global struggle with terrorists.” We are told repeatedly that “this is the enemy and we must destroy them.”

Terrorists have killed, on American soil, a few thousand people. I do not make light of this loss of life.

Throwing millions off this important lifesaving benefit of affordable health care will directly result in the premature deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, fellow Americans, because of this horror of a Republican repeal of the ACA so Republicans, and to be fair corporate-owned Democrats, can “give back” to the big donors who own them.

My question to all Americans is this: “Who are the real terrorists in America?”

From my point, it certainly isn’t ISIS or the Taliban. It isn’t the Russians allegedly messing with elections in America.

This Republican act will kill far and away more American citizens than any terrorist organization could ever hope to.

So, I ask again, who are the “real terrorists?” Are there any Republicans or corporate owned-Democrats out there willing to answer this question honestly? Probably not.

DAN FREEMAN

Clinton

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