Democrats are working to help all people

The following Letter to the Editor appeared in The Daily Sun on March 21, 2022.

Republicans aim to divide and conquer; Democrats unite and build.

President Biden expanded the affordable care act, made college more affordable, invested in infrastructure, and helped with rental and mortgage payments during the pandemic until the conservative Supreme Court stopped his moratorium on foreclosures and evictions.

Biden extended the child tax credit and gave more funds for childcare, allowed more public health workers to be hired, and helped local governments deal with revenue shortfalls due to the pandemic. A year ago, the unemployment rate was over 6%; it is now 3.8%.

If the Republicans would stop stonewalling, the president could provide even more help. Yes, we have inflation – that’s what happens with an economy that’s growing after being under water. The war in Ukraine and continuing supply chain issues have also greatly contributed to demand outstripping supply. Wages have risen by the largest amount in over 20 years – thanks to Biden. Inflation will eventually drop back to regular levels and gas prices will go down after Putin is defeated. This economic recovery happened because of Democrats, who are working for working people!

Catherine Baxter, Port Charlotte

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