Letter: WNC families deserve Build Back Better plan

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Promoting and voting our true family interests can unify and uplift our region. But we have been tricked into media-driven division.

Unfortunately, “fear sells.” Would-be leaders like Rep. Madison Cawthorn speak of “bloodshed” and “stolen elections.” Of course, we have other options.

Beneath the roar of doom and gloom, an undercurrent of bold actions by our national government is revitalizing Western North Carolina. The intent: renewing hope, security and a sense of common purpose.

Already in 2021, President Biden has by executive order strengthened Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, increased protection of worker health and safety, and restored reliance on science to combat the climate crisis. He is also promoting union organizing and prioritizing federal buying of “made in America” products to create more good jobs here.

Using paper-thin majorities in Congress, Democrats passed the American Rescue Plan in March to spur recovery of the nation’s health and economy. Since then, COVID-19 testing, tracing and vaccine availability have increased dramatically throughout our region. Many of our local restaurants and small businesses obtained monetary support. Working families gained help with rent and unemployment, and our daughter received an unexpected direct child tax-credit payment.

More can and must be done, but Build Back Better stimulus bills are stuck in Congress due to Republican opposition. WNC families deserve further kitchen-table results.

— Frank L. Fox


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5 thoughts on “Letter: WNC families deserve Build Back Better plan

  1. C-Law

    “You know, the build the better thing, the things…am I taking questions!?!?”

    “I have on clean underpants!?”
    -Joe Biden

  2. WNC

    Let’s pay back the now $229,000.00 per tax payer we already owe before we talk about borrowing more. Are you interesting in paying your part instead of escalating the massive burden on others? The entire time this debt has been ran up politicians and those with their hand out said, we have to spend more(for the good of the people). That’s $229,000.00 per tax payer not house hold.

    • Kdbk52

      Ordinary taxpayers have paid their share, it was the wealthiest who enjoyed Republican tax cuts , but who are now pretending to be concerned about the national deficit. I’ll never understand how middle-income Republicans keep supporting welfare-type programs for the richest individuals and corporations. They’re being lied to and used in the most sinister ways, and I fear for our democracy.

    • luther blissett

      “Let’s pay back the now $229,000.00 per tax payer we already owe”

      Tell us you understand nothing about economics without telling us you understand nothing about economics.

  3. Lesko Brandon

    Build back broker is already showing it’s effects in inflated prices. Massive creation of new debt through currency printing has always been known to cause that.

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