A letter to our president


Dear President Trump:

Now that you and the Republican Party have shown a lack of coherence on the issue of health care reform, perhaps you can admit that the majority of the American public want to keep their insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, and perhaps you can stop trying to take away their health care.

As you move on to “tax reform,” as you call it, we all know what you really mean. “Tax reform” means, for you and the Republican Party, to find a way to cut taxes for the rich, any everyone else can go screw themselves. The lie that such tax cuts will bolster our economy and create additional jobs has been told and disproved over and over again. It’s what then-candidate George H.W. Bush in 1980 called “voodoo economics,” and he hit the nail right on the head. I can only wish for you as much success in “tax reform” as you have achieved on health care.

If you do, indeed, pursue “tax reform,” I believe the American public has a right to see your tax returns. How else would be know how much your “reform” is intended to help you personally? If you don’t want to share your returns with us, then don’t start trying to play with our tax law.

So, if it turns out that “tax reform” does not become your next big objective, I imagine you will seek guidance from Vladimir Putin about what should be next. Oh? It’s hard now to communicate with the Russians because our FBI is listening to their communications? Gee whiz. It’s tough being a puppet, isn’t it?

Good day, sir.

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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