To President Trump About Health Care


Dear President Trump:

Can you explain to me why you want to cut taxes for the rich to take health care away from the poor? Because, let’s face it, sir, isn’t that what your plan is? You don’t feel that health care is a right. You feel, instead, that it’s a privilege for the wealthy. You wouldn’t yourself want without health care, nor your children, nor your grandchildren, but it’s not a problem for you because of your wealth.

And your species of wealthy – arrogant, unfeeling – never wants to pay a dime to help the less fortunate. You feel it’s your G-d given right to lord it over others. You feel somehow that you deserve all your good fortune and wealth and never see that the fabric of our country depends upon all of us, wealthy and poor alike. You remind me of that poor Marie Antoinette who shrugged off inequality in her world by telling the poor to “eat cake.”

So, I take back my opening question. You don’t have to tell me what I already know.

Very truly yours,

Bruce J. Berger

 

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About brucejberger

Bruce J. Berger has published his short fiction in a variety of print and on-line literary journals, including Prole, Jersey Devil Press Anthology, The Awakenings Review, Raphael's Village, Eastown Fiction, Black Magnolias Literary Journal, and others. He also publishes shorts stories for Amazon's Kindle. He is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at American University beginning in August 2015.
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