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STEVE WILBURN

Santa Rosa

Trump fatigue

EDITOR: The current administration’s toxic leadership is plagued by so much controversy and conflict of interest it is creating a contagious Trump fatigue. Just when we are getting used to offensive rhetoric, torch-carrying white supremacists and the threat of nuclear war being back in fashion, we get confronted with the new GOP corporate tax cut bill.

Under this tax bill, the individual mandate would be eliminated. There would be some very minor temporary middle-income tax breaks, but the majority of them and all permanent tax breaks would be for the very wealthy and large corporations. A married couple with two kids earning under $79,583 a year would pay more under the Trump plan than under existing law.

Children will be big losers. While tax breaks will be given to billionaires and large corporations, school lunch programs and low-income child health care could lose significant funding. Trump said he was going to “drain the swamp.” He not only didn’t do that, he made our government a federally protected wetland for large corporations, his billionaire buddies and close family.

BILL MASHEK

Forestville

Right jury decision

EDITOR: I applaud the decision made by the jurors in the undocumented felon case (“No justice or peace in death of Kate Steinle,” Ediorial Sunday). It clearly showed that the jurors were not going to jump on the bandwagon and call him a murderer. It seemed so clear that it was accidental. Justice was served. While we mourn for the victim’s family on an ‘accidental’ death, there are many whose lives were taken away that were not accidental.

LINDA SANDOVAL

Penngrove

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