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Letters: Collins’ support of tax bill raises questions about his patriotism

Collins’ support of tax bill raises questions about his patriotism

How do you define patriotism?

Of late we read and hear every day that tax cuts to corporations and the wealthiest among us are good for America.

With near religious fervor GOP proponents claim that the result will raise wages, create jobs and increase the growth of the economy while generating estimated deficits of $1 trillion to $2 trillion dollars. It’s never worked in the past and it will never work going forward.

Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, manages to repeat the lie with a smile and a straight face. It is a lie, yet he and his GOP partners in this continue to repeat it. The only result will be to fatten the already bulging bottom lines of corporations and bless the wealthiest with its benefits.

Why do you seek to punish the overwhelming voting population of Americans is the question we should be asking of Collins and his fellow GOP members of Congress. The cuts will be made at the expense of those deductions that benefit the middle- and working-class voters who live in the district Collins purports to represent.

If the GOP majority truly wants to create an economy that has been proven to increase jobs and wages, Collins and his GOP cronies would scrap tax cuts and embrace an infrastructure program that addresses and fulfills those promises.

The truly patriotic thing to do is provide infrastructure funding that benefits all of America, not just the select few.

Ed Gentner


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