Thursday, April 27, 2017


27 April 2017

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Dear Congressman,

Re: His True Colors

Are you a deficit hawk? I imagine so. I myself am not, of course. I believe that deficit spending on such things as education and the infrastructure is a better way to protract the Obama financial growth period into the future. For all Trump’s talk about getting back the old jobs, it’s the new ones we need, the ones that address the future. And for that, it’s education, education, education…

As a deficit hawk, you would surely wish to oppose the Trump tax plan, which explodes the deficit not for educational purposes but to further line the pockets of the rich. Trump shows his true colors in the repeal of the estate tax and the minimum alternative tax, both of which provide a huge advantage to himself and his family—his two overwhelming interests. I wrote yesterday to let you know my thoughts on corporate tax reduction and the decades-long evidence of the failure of the Republican trickle-down theory. Look where it has brought us. The direction of the trickle has been… up! And it’s more of a flood than a trickle.

We surely needed no further proof than we already had: Trump’s rhetoric about working Americans and those who have been forgotten or left behind is not matched by his actions or proposals. His true colors are unmistakable: to further his own business interests and those of his fellow-billionaires.

As my Congressman, I ask you to represent my interests as a not-wealthy (but still fortunate) middle-class citizen and oppose the president’s tax plan.


Peter Clothier, Ph.D.

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