12 Nov Speak Your Vues
JUST ANOTHER TAX
Social Security is a tax on the poor. It takes from those who die
young to give to the long-lived.
Editor’s Note: That is what entitlements are all about.
It takes a lot of nerve for President Trump, the national Republican
Party, and the national conservative news media to constantly accuse
Democrats of having conspiracies against Trump when the actual truth
of the matter is that there IS a real secret conspiracy of very
wealthy individuals (led by the Kochs), a large part of the national
Republican Party, a big part of the national conservative news media,
many conservative think-tanks (which are really right-wing propoganda
mills/factories), and other organizations to abolish all of the
federal government social programs that help the lower and middle
classes and to eventually establish a cold-hearted
“Survival-of-the-Fittest” Social Darwnism in the USA. Their ultimate
goal and dream is to abolish programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Food
Stamps, College Student Loans, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits.
But the program that they hate the most and most want to abolish is
The award-winning book that does an excellent job of detailing all of
the parts of this secret right-wing conspiracy was written by Jane
Mayer. Its title is “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the
Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.” This book was
selected by The New York Times as one of the 10 best books of 2016. It
also won the 2017 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in
Journalism. In addition, Jane Mayer has won and been a finalist for 12
awards and prizes in Journalism. To my knowledge, no one has ever been
able to refute anything that is in this book.
Every American should read this book.
Stewart B. E.
Editor’s Note: It is funny how everything today is about a conspiracy.
We can’t take anything at face value.
SHIDDUCHIM AT A YOUNG AGE
We are out of towners with an out of town mentality so I would like to
ask my question to some intowners. My 19 year old (basically 20 years
old) son who is a serious Yeshiva Bachur wishes to start shidduchim.
Is it correct to encourage him to start now?
Editor’s Note: If your son is ready, why hold him back?
RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY
I find myself in an uncomfortable position to be in– If you are
concerned and worried and fearful and scared of the secret right-wing
conspiracy to abolish all of the federal government social programs
that help people–you have to worry about who the Republican President
will be now and in the future. If s/he agrees with these extreme
conservatives, the lower and middle classes will be at-risk and in
As much as I dislike him, Trump is really not one of them. He has no
political beliefs ot theory or philosophy or ideology that he believes
in. But they do. Pence does. He is an extreme conservative. It is
actually safer for the lower and middle classes to have Trump in
office and to be the Republican nominee in 2020 than a real Socal
Darwinist like Pence.
And it bothers me that a lot of national Democrats don’t seem to care
about this right-wing conspiracy because they are financially well-off
and will never need any help from these social programs while the rest
of us do and will.
Yet, Trump has already ruined our country with his hateful-talk, and I
believe that it is too late for it to ever be repaired. The war
between Republicans and Democrats will never soften, and we will
always see and treat each other as “the enemy.”
We will never achieve what Robert Kennedy hoped for when he said that
“Our goal and task must be to tame the savageness of humankind and
make gentle the life of this world.”
This is very troubling.
At this point, we need a hero.
Stewart B. E
Editor’s Note: I believe the hero is in the White House he is the best
President we have had since Reagan.
Is there a makeup date scheduled for the siyum hashas in the event
that there is a massive snowstorm the day of?
Editor’s Note: Time will tell. Hashem will take care of the weather
so there will be kovod shomayim.
SENDING CHILDREN TO ISRAEL
What is the real purpose of sending our sons (and daughters) to
Israel? How can it be really worth the investment? I am pro the idea,
but I would like to hear from the public how they feel about this.
Editor’s Note: I think it is a very important thing for boys as aveera
d’Eretz Yisroel machkim. It is probably a waste of money for the
girls, especially with the hefkeirus that happens there.
HOW TO APPROACH SHIDDUCHIM
Should choosing your spouse be a logical decision? It’s really
difficult to approach shidduchim from the heart. I’ve learned that the
head must decide first.
Is there a point where most people are totally sure with their
decision of who to marry before marriage? How do you get excited about
marriage when it’s basically the biggest decision of your life?
Editor’s Note: It is like jumping in a cold pool.
There is a lot of anti-Semitism out there. Recently, we have had a lot
of eggs thrown at Jews. I think this is all egged on by AOC and Ilhan
Editor’s Note: This is an old story. As old as Har Sinai, which was a
mountain that brought down “sinah” on Klal Yisroel.
PRIVATIZATION OF POSTAL SERVICE
Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service would have a negative impact
on America, especially in Rural areas, where most likely, a private
business would limit deliveries and charge higher prices in order to
make a profit. Congress needs to act now to abolish the unreasonable
burden, on the USPS, of prefunding future retirees’ health benefits,
75 years in the future, at $5.4 billion each year. The people of
America, no matter where they live or work, deserve quality service at
the most affordable rates.
Editor’s Note: Well if you can’t require rural areas to have Pizza
Stores open past five in the afternoon why is there a right that all
rural areas must get their mail every day?
FREE ENTERPRISE VS. GOVT. INTERVENTION
Law professor Jonathan H. Adler wants to believe President Trump’s
claim that environmental protection is a “top priority” of his
administration. The president’s actions since that statement belie his
Adler proclaims, “Regulatory mandates are a poor fit for climate
change.” I would ask Adler where we would be now if not for regulatory
mandates on lower emissions for cars. Rather, he wishes to pursue an
unregulated, free enterprise solution to our climate problems.
There’s no guarantee that free enterprise will produce what is needed.
Rather, the U.S. and the world need a joint solution where free
enterprise combined with government directives (based on sound
science) work together to make our world a livable place.
Editor’s Note: Not always can Science be trusted they flip flop.
Remember when Trans fat was the way to go now it is taboo.
As a retired physician and a Medicare patient, I am ambivalent about
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan for
“Medicare for all.”
From a patient’s perspective, it’s a great deal. The premiums are
affordable, most doctors and hospitals accept it, and you don’t lose
Medicare if you change your job. If you are a doctor, however, and
your income depends on Medicare reimbursements, you are likely to go
In every other business, when costs go up, the price of goods and
services can be increased to cover the difference. Not so in medicine.
Insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid control how much physicians
are reimbursed and rarely raise their compensation to account for
Warren is knowledgeable when it comes to macroeconomics, but she
appears not to have looked at the books of medical practices. If she
wants the medical establishment to support her plan, how about paying
doctors what they deserve?
Editor’s Note: She has no problem spending more. She will pay everyone
except the Billionaires who will leave this Country LOL