In moderation
Apr 16, 2019 | 5324 views | 0 0 comments | 446 446 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

The recent passing of South Carolina senator Fritz Hollings reminded me of other moderate Democratic senators, such as Washington's Scoop Jackson, Georgia's Sam Nunn, Connecticut's Joseph Lieberman and New York's Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

They could all work across the aisle with Republican colleagues, like Arizona’s John McCain and others, on a regular bipartisan basis. It harkens back to an age of collegiality no longer seen today.

They were all a voice of reason, not like today's generation of socialist Democrats who advocate free college, Medicare for all, a guaranteed job with Uncle Sam as employer of last resort, reparations for descendants of slaves, expanding the Supreme Court from 9 to 15 so it can be "packed" with like-minded people, redistribution of the wealth from the haves to have-nots, and a "Green New Deal" which could cost up to $100 trillion over ten years and could permanently bankrupt America.


Larry Penner

Great Neck

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