Letters to the Editor

For Jana Sanchez, plus letters on Beto O'Rourke, tariffs and hiring

Democrats Ruby Woolridge and Jana Lynne Sanchez
Democrats Ruby Woolridge and Jana Lynne Sanchez Star-Telegram archives

On Sanchez: Unite and support her

It is time for Democrats to bind together and support each other.

Not only is Ruby Faye Woolridge's lawsuit frivolous, the allegations cannot be proven and time is of the essence if we are going to win the District 6 congressional seat.

Woolridge runs a good campaign and does well contacting even people of the opposite party. Sanchez can learn from her, but the two must be on the same team.

The people have spoken and Sanchez won the primary. Let's help her win in November.

—Marilyn Gabler,

Fort Worth

On Beto: Write more letters to editors

Beto O'Rourke would win the Senate by organizing supporters to write letters to the editor in support.

One El Paso soldier told me how Beto was there at 2 a.m. to meet his jet when he came back injured from Afghanistan.

What an impact it would have!

Editorial page letters in Texas could give him the credibility he urgently needs in East Texas. Sincere letters coalesce power and don't cost money like mindless TV advertising.

Beto's populist town hall meetings are brilliant, but might not reach those with strong partisan biases.

This would ratchet up his campaign. If he waits till October, it will be way too late.

—Stephen Fox,

Santa Fe, New Mexico

On tariffs: Prices up, economy down

Like two small children fighting, when one of them claims “it all started when he hit me back,” escalating tariffs will produce no winners.

We all lose when our businesses pass on their higher costs to consumers.

We consumers are forced to support this Trumpian folly by paying higher prices for the items we purchase — or we purchase fewer goods with our same income.

Our economy will spiral downward until our administration changes or the political winds start blowing in a different direction.

It will affect the cost of newsprint and plastic bags as well.

—Jan Fersing,

Fort Worth

On hiring: Merit more important

Having dealt with compensation issues for some 40 years in management of manufacturing companies, I was anxious to read and assimilate the factors the writers felt were pertinent to a fair and equitable compensation program. ("White men get more raises, large-scale study confirms," June 10)

To my chagrin, the factors the writers considered salient never entered my mind in determining fair compensation.

My concern was staffing our company with people assets that enabled us to sell our products in a competitive market and allow us to realize a profit to reinvest and grow.

Our hiring/promoting focus was capabilities, dependability, quality of work, punctuality, contribution to company objectives, etc. Gender, ethnicity, age and political correctness were non-factors — merit was.

And it worked pretty well as we achieved objectives and employee turnover approached zero.

—Joseph Ansley,

Fort Worth