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POSTED August 18, 2017 1:06 a.m.

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
I agree with Marie Evans’ letter, “Drain the Congressional Swamp.”
To put it simply the Republicans, especially in the Senate, have failed to deliver on their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. McConnell, the so called leader of the Senate, stated that the President expected too much too soon. But McConnell and his fellow liars had seven years to collaborate on a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. In fact, they promised to do just that and the House of Representatives sent them a Bill that would repeal and replace much of Obamacare. But instead of passing a new health care bill that would keep insurance rates down, their failure is allowing the insurance markets to increase health care by 20 percent. That increase will devastate middle class families and senior citizens on fixed incomes.
To make things worse, instead of staying in Washington and hammering out a new healthcare bill the cowards that include John McCain voted against any new healthcare bill and went home. There are more senators that betrayed their constituents that caused the bill to fail: Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Susan Collins, and Senator Rand Paul. They are part of the swamp that should be drained and replaced with three conservative Republicans that will repeal and replace Obamacare.
Moreover, the swamp also consists of Republicans and holdovers from the Obama administration. Washington is infested with career politicians that do not represent the people or care that people are dissatisfied with their inability to pass bills that will help all Americans and the bills that the President wants passed. The so called Affordable Health Act was sold on the lie it would stop health care insurance from double digit increases. That was a lie. And the majority of those demonstrating still believe the lie. But, those whose health care is being subsidized don’t care either.
Therefore the premise that the swamp should be drained before America can be great again is valid.
Finally, President Trump has done more for the economy in eight months than his predecessor did in eight years.

Robert Lee
Manteca

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