Letters

What about the Clinton's Russian connections?

Posted: Jun. 20, 2017 9:35 am

To The Herald-Whig:

The sounds and words of liberal hatred continue to flood the media. As the pillars of liberalism are challenged by the Trump administration, the liberal media are distorting everything Trump is attempting to do. Let's look at some recent actions.

The possible Russian conspiracy to influence the 2016 election is under investigation. Did Russia attempt to influence this election? Probably. Do we do the same in other countries' elections? I'm sure we do.

If the investigation into Russian connections is non-partisan it will include some questions for the Clinton campaign: Why was Bill Clinton paid $500,000 for a speech in Russia? Why did Secretary Hillary Clinton allow sale of United States uranium resources to Russia? Why did the Clinton Foundation receive $145 million from the stockholders of the company that sold the uranium resources to Russia? What about the additional millions received from Russians that the Clinton Foundation "forgot" to report?

I doubt we'll hear questions about any of this.

Trump has removed the United States from the Paris Accord on climate change. The agreement would have cost the U.S. $3 trillion and six million industrial jobs by 2040 (NERA Economic Consulting, March 2017). India and China, the world's largest polluters, agreed to do nothing except to "consider" reducing pollution at a later date. Constitutionally, this type of treaty must be approved by two-thirds of the U.S. Senate. Obama called the treaty an accord to avoid that vote.

Trump has proposed that welfare recipients, when able, should be required to do some sort of work, community service, etc. Maine passed a similar law and the number of food-stamp recipients went from 16,000 in October 2014 to 4,500 in January 2015 resulting in a savings of approximately $35 million, according to Forbes. The Heritage Foundation estimates there are 4 million non-working, able-bodied, adults with no dependents on some sort of federal welfare program. Why shouldn't able-bodied people be required to do some sort of work to remain on welfare programs?

Really seems like a no-brainer, unless, of course, votes are being bought with welfare dollars.

Bill Marquart

Palmyra, Mo.