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To the editor:
Michael Gorman's "Women and the GOP" (The Chief, May 5) is quite good except for his criticism of women who would not support Hillary Clinton. They should have supported the Green Party's Jill Stein, who happens to be a woman.
Clinton wholeheartedly supported her husband's economic policies. This included the signing of NAFTA, which accelerated the exportation of jobs and welfare reform that put limits on how long people can get assistance without raising the minimum wage to a livable level. I correctly wrote in 1996 that this would create the working homeless. He lowered the capital gains tax to 20 percent after it had been raised to 28 percent via President Ronald Reagan's 1986 tax reform. He signed the repeal of the Glass-Steagall legislation that had separated commercial and investment banking.
But the worst was Hillary Clinton's advocacy of a no-fly zone in Syria in 2016 when Russia was there. This could have resulted in World War III. Though Gorman has made it clear with his recent letters about Ukraine, this is something he does not fear.
In 2016, Elizabeth Warren would have beaten Trump. She wouldn't run.
In 2020, she ran and tried to sabotage Senator Bernie Sanders' candidacy by claiming he told her a woman could not beat Trump. She sabotaged her campaign.
Also in 2020, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard ran an excellent campaign that was ignored by the mainstream media. But after the election, she spoke at CPAC, a group of rabid Trump supporters. That eliminated her as a serious candidate for the future.
I've already written about Vice President Kamala Harris' terrible record as a prosecutor. I just want a good candidate to vote for regardless of race or gender.
As for Steven Goldfinger's letter (“Rich opinions,” The Chief, May 5), when the richest people in the world are paying poverty wages, when they not only give poor or no benefits and don't want to make up for it by paying higher taxes so everyone's health care can be covered and retired people can get adequate support from Social Security, they are to blame. Michael Bloomberg giving to charity doesn't make up for his suppression of city workers' salaries as mayor.
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