Columnist fell into liberal trap on ACA

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion  E.J. Dionne on the Dec. 4 Gazette editorial page, in making a point, said the following: “But when Congress did truly big things in the past — the Affordable Care Act, the major tax cuts of the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush eras, the tax increases under Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — there was serious discussion over an extended time.”Serious discussion over an extended time in reference to the Affordable Care Act? Are you really serious?  How does one, with a straight face, claim this? Does “We need to pass it in order to know what’s in it” by Nancy Pelosi ring any bells? This was possibly the most financially affected bill to the public of the 21st century, yet it was passed not only without serious discussion, but with no discussion.E.J. Dionne is, deservedly, a well known and respected columnist. Yet even he apparently has been affected by the liberal disease of “Let not the truth be told, for liberalism trumps all,” especially when it trumps Trump, in spite of the truth and facts. Arthur C. SalvatoreSaratogaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%last_img read more

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Share crash fear for internet hotels

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Liverpool retail Retail revolution

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Developers join forces for £400m Bristol centre

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Brown’s latest property assault

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Offices: Banking on progress

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Holding the middle ground

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The motor stalls

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