On Granger: Re-check tax numbers
Has anyone fact-checked U.S. Rep. Kay Granger's "estimated savings" for families? ("Tax reform is working for Texas," June 14)
"Nine out of 10 Americans" are now taking home more money in their paychecks because of reduced taxes?
She failed to mention which income level will take home the most money. (Hint: It is not the low- or average-income level.)
The standard deduction was doubled, but didn't that eliminate personal deductions, leaving only a $4,000 actual increase?
Does anyone really think that a $2,000 increase in take home pay is going to make a significant improvement in the standard of living for a family of four making $73,000?
It also adds multi-trillions of dollars to the federal deficit.
—John F. Bigony,
On Granger: Talk about border kids
Children are being ripped from the arms of their parents on our southern border, and politicians on both sides are saying this is not right and not America.
Yet while this inhuman treatment of families is going on, Granger seems to think that the most important thing she can do is to provide a belated defense of some 5-month-old tax cuts.
I realize that she must feel a crying need to ingratiate herself with the White House, but there are more pressing issues.
On Granger: Respond to questions
The editorial condemning the Trump administration’s inhumane and immoral removal of children from their parents at the southern border is precisely on point. ("TX Republicans: Support family values for migrant children," Sunday)
It was disturbing that Granger didn’t respond. This is part of a continuous pattern of unresponsiveness.
On Abbott: Putin comment not serious
That's the most ridiculous headline yet. ("Abbott compares himself to Putin," Saturday)
Our governor has done more for our state than any previous governor.
We'll keep our Governor, and we will keep Texas red.
—Mary J. Clark,
On Wright: Thanks for talk
Thanks to Ron Wright for talking at Troop 222's meeting.
His talk about local, state and federal government; voting; patriotism; honor and faith was inspiring.
On border kids: Where were their parents?
So the Democratic Party is convening in Fort Worth to criticize the Republican Party for not praying for families here illegally and invited here by the Democrats.
Where are the adults who brought them into this world?
They're coming from socialist countries to a world where socialists are ranting and raving about America.
"Hypocrites" sums it up.
—Jack O. Lewis,