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There is some good going on

There is some good going on

To the Editor:

Promoting and voting our true family interests can unify and rejuvenate this country. But we have become mired in media-driven divisiveness. 

National columnist David Von Drehle said recently, “Fear sells.” Would-be leaders speak of “bloodshed” and “stolen elections.” We have other options.

Beneath the cacophony of doom and gloom, an undercurrent of bold actions by our national government is revitalizing our country. The intent: renewing hope, security, and a sense of common purpose.

Already in 2021, President Biden has by executive order strengthened Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, increased protection of worker health and safety, and restored reliance on science to combat the climate crisis. He is also promoting union organizing and prioritizing federal buying of “Made-In-America” products to create more good jobs here.

Using paper-thin majorities in Congress, Democrats passed the American Rescue Plan in March to spur recovery of the nation’s health and economy. Since then, Covid-19 testing, tracing, and vaccine availability have increased dramatically. Individuals and small businesses received monetary support. Working families gained help with rent, unemployment and direct child tax credit funds.

More can and must be done, but infrastructure and stimulus bills are stuck in Congress due to Republican opposition. 

Frank L. Fox

Asheville

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5 comments

  • Frank L. Fox, what does the L in your middle name stand for? Liberal/Loser?

    posted by Mark Melnick

    Tuesday, 10/19/2021

  • Mr. fox. If you really think Joe Biden and this administration has done so much for the USA you should send a copy of your article down to the TX border towns and AZ. The problem is since the democrats hated President TRUMP so much they lost site of the real world and what is good for this country. . I keep looking for all those Biden signs but somehow they have disappeared.

    posted by Jan

    Monday, 10/18/2021

  • Frank L. Fox is what is defined as a 'Useful Idiot".

    posted by Hal Stroham

    Monday, 10/18/2021

  • Very true. Thank you for your thoughts....

    posted by Kathy Woodward

    Monday, 10/18/2021

  • Let go Brandon!!!

    posted by Lucille Josephs

    Monday, 10/18/2021

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