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Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:19 AM

My ltte in the Kansas City Star

When Congress passed its new coronavirus relief bill, sending it to President Joe Biden for his signature, it had been debated and amended several times. It passed the House on a near party-line vote of 219-212 — 219 Democratic representatives versus 210 Republican and two Democratic representatives. Not one Republican in the House voted for passage.

In the Senate, it was amended and approved on a party-line vote of 50-49. GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska was absent. Not one Republican in the Senate voted for passage.

Some Americans who get their tax refunds via direct deposit are already receiving their stimulus checks. Others will receive their relief by mail or debit cards in the near future.

As everyone spends their stimulus money — whether it is repairing what has broken, replacing what cannot be fixed, assisting their children, paying their debts or donating to those less fortunate — remember this: Not one Republican wanted any of those things for you or your family.

Not one Republican wanted your cities or counties or states to have any assistance to climb out of the hole of isolation, job loss, taxes not paid and lives not lived.

Not one.

- Bridget Gibson, Worth, Missouri


Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article250003419.html#storylink=cpy

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Reply My ltte in the Kansas City Star (Original post)
UpInArms Mar 18 OP
MLAA Mar 18 #1
CurtEastPoint Mar 18 #2
Sienna86 Mar 18 #3
Laelth Mar 18 #4
Karadeniz Mar 18 #5
lagomorph777 Mar 18 #6
calimary Mar 18 #7
UpInArms Mar 18 #14
barbtries Mar 18 #8
BobTheSubgenius Mar 18 #9
UpInArms Mar 18 #16
JohnnyRingo Mar 18 #10
lastlib Mar 18 #11
UpInArms Mar 18 #13
FoxNewsSucks Mar 18 #20
UpInArms Mar 18 #21
Wild blueberry Mar 18 #12
ShazzieB Mar 18 #15
efhmc Mar 18 #17
PoliWrangler Mar 18 #18
FoxNewsSucks Mar 18 #19
UpInArms Mar 18 #22
dchill Mar 18 #23
Postal Grunt Mar 18 #24
UpInArms Mar 18 #25
UpInArms Mar 20 #42
AllaN01Bear Mar 18 #26
live love laugh Mar 18 #27
UpInArms Mar 18 #28
demtenjeep Mar 18 #29
Fla Dem Mar 18 #30
UpInArms Mar 18 #31
Leith Mar 18 #32
Duppers Mar 18 #33
raccoon Mar 18 #34
patphil Mar 18 #35
KT2000 Mar 18 #36
crickets Mar 18 #37
ailsagirl Mar 19 #38
burrowowl Mar 19 #39
mnhtnbb Mar 19 #40
LymphocyteLover Mar 19 #41

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:27 AM

1. Excellent editorial and congrats on getting it published!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:33 AM

2. Well said and thank you for doing that!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:44 AM

3. Wonderful

Great letter.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:07 AM

4. Well said. k&r n/t



-Laelth

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:10 AM

5. I hope everyone reads it... well done!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:18 AM

6. Well done!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:19 AM

7. Oooooooooh that last paragraph!

“Not one Republican wanted your cities or counties or states to have any assistance to climb out of the hole of isolation, job loss, taxes not paid and lives not lived.”

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Response to calimary (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:51 AM

14. ...

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:20 AM

8. Well done.

hopefully someone somewhere is getting the message about republicans.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:41 AM

9. Spot on!

Well-written, too. There is certainly good reason to be UpInArms.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:59 AM

16. ...

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:44 AM

10. You'd be surprised how many people don't know this.

Certainly those in republican areas aren't hearing about it, nor are Fox viewers.
You may spur some to do their own research on whether their reps are on their side.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:44 AM

11. magnificently done!


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(I've been to almost every town around Worth, but never in it. Stanberry, Albany, Bethany, Maryville, even Conception Junction.....)

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Response to lastlib (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:50 AM

13. I don't live "in Worth"

Cuz there really isn’t a town left there ... am 5 miles from it ...

There are no neighbors like no neighbors ...

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 12:29 PM

20. I go through that area sometimes,

Last year the whole NW Missouri area seemed to have the highest concentration of MF45 signs and flags. Even worse that Kansas, although that's probably only because they have so many abortion signs there isn't as much room for anything else.

That must have been a real eye-opener, finding out how many people around you are MAGAts.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 12:33 PM

21. No surprise for me

I owned and edited the local newspaper for 10 years ...

They voted 80% for tramp in 2016 and again, 80% for tramp in 2020

There are many good peeps out here with me and I know them all ...

I know their family trees, their lives, their hopes and their dreams ...

I also know their lack of education, their small mindedness, their awful preachers and their dreadful belief systems ...

Sigh

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:50 AM

12. Excellent!

Congratulations! and thank you for writing it.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:56 AM

15. Excellent!

Especially the last 2 paragraphs. especially that.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 12:07 PM

17. Very succinct and to the point. Congratulations and thank you.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 12:11 PM

18. K&R nt

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 12:25 PM

19. That was great.

I'm tempted to print copies and hang them on the bulletin boards in every small-town Caseys.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 12:49 PM

22. Please do!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 12:55 PM

23. Very well done and targeted with precision!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 01:00 PM

24. I caught that in this morning's paper.

An excellent piece of work. I encourage you to get ready for the inevitable backlash from the MAGA crowd.

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Response to Postal Grunt (Reply #24)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 01:03 PM

25. Am not too worried

Have been called just about every foul name they know.

One of my favorites was in the middle of a county commissioners meeting ...

A guy comes in and called me a commie pinko tree hugging liberal ...

I just told him that I preferred that to him .. a jackbooted nazi thug ...

It was interesting

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Response to Postal Grunt (Reply #24)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 02:47 PM

42. There was an envelope with a Kansas return address in my mailbox today

I guess I am pretty easy to find ...

I was thinking about my approach to opening what could possibly be a hostile response ...

Inside was a card ... the front being a graphic of six different puppies ...

I open it to this

Dear Ms Gibson,

Thank you so much for your letter-to-the-editor of the KC Star! I agree with you completely and your words are very important!

Peace,
xxxxx


Maybe there are people who agree with us more than we think sometimes.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 01:07 PM

26. truth. these said same rs sided with the az attorney general, jerk

to try to reverse the popular vote .

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 03:45 PM

27. Wonderfully written. I'd love to plagiarize it for my local paper. nt

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #27)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 04:06 PM

28. Feel free

With my blessing

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 04:43 PM

29. great response

thank you

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 05:08 PM

30. Bravo! You didn't mention you got STAR billing WTG!!Thank you.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #30)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 05:22 PM

31. ...

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 05:30 PM

32. That letter should run in every newspaper in the country

as well as a spoken editorial at the end of every news program.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 06:21 PM

33. Perfect!!!!

Sharing this. Thank you!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 07:54 PM

34. That's great! Thanks for sharing. Nt

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 08:03 PM

35. Suffering from the pandemic was no respector of party lines.

There were probably as many Republicans hit hard by the pandemic as there were Democrats.
Why don't Republican legislators understand this? They're so invested in preventing the Democrats from having any successes that they are willing to punish their own supporters.
I hope the people remember this, along with the planned massive voter suppression, when the next election comes due.

There's a lot of Republican legislators that don't deserve to keep their jobs.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 08:18 PM

36. Excellent! n/t

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 11:37 PM

37. Eloquent and spot on. Well done, you! K&R

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 01:20 AM

38. Excellent!! 👍

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 05:12 AM

39. Excellent letter to the editor

and I love your response to the guy at the city council meeting!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 06:06 AM

40. Congratulations! I lived in St Joseph for 6 years

from 1988-94 so I'm familiar with the political leanings of NW Missouri. It was so red then that I wasn't surprised to see in 2016 that The News Press Gazette was one of only a handful of newspapers in the entire country to endorse Trump.

Great letter!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 09:35 AM

41. Beautiful! Thank you!



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