Democrats in Congress trying to solve problems

Our country faces many significant problems. While the Democrats in Congress work to address these pressing issues, the Republicans appear to be primarily focused on blocking any Democratic achievements. Climate change is starting to affect almost everyone. Democrats have promoted plans to reduce carbon emissions to address climate change. Republicans either will not admit that humans contribute to climate change or want to study it more before doing anything, and any actions taken cannot cost much or inconvenience anyone.

The concentration of wealth into the hands of fewer and fewer individuals cannot continue long term without destroying our democracy. Ds want the rich to pay their fair share in taxes, while Rs obstruct any bill that increases taxes on wealthy individuals or large, profitable companies (the ones that benefited most from the Trump tax cuts).

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) needs changes to provide health insurance to more Americans. The Ds want to improve it, while the Rs want to eliminate it without offering anything to replace it. The Rs have also blocked congressional action on gun violence, immigration reform, environmental protections, voting rights, and many other issues.

Just as it was when Obama was president, the Ds are trying to solve the major problems facing this country while the Rs resist virtually all Democrat efforts but don’t offer realistic solutions of their own. Please keep abreast of what the Ds and Rs in Congress are doing, or not doing. They are supposed to be working for us!

Eric Selby

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