LETTER: ‘Biased’

December 19, 2017

Almost every Associated Press news article I read in The Sioux City Journal is greatly slanted against the Republican agenda (including their tax reform plan). The Sioux City Journal editorial board comes out against the Republican tax reform plan as it is not bipartisan legislation. I must ask The Journal what they think the Democrats would want to add or subtract from this legislation, which would not be a poison pill to this process? Let’s face it, the Democrats want to stall this out so that they can keep saying (not accurately) that the Republicans can’t get anything accomplished.

If this legislation is as bad as the Democrats and the mainstream media state, the Democrats will be able to win the upcoming 2018 and 2020 elections just as the Republicans did after the false Democratic predictions and promises of the Obamacare law in 2009.

Nancy Pelosi says this legislation is Armageddon to our country. Or is it Armageddon to the Democrats who are up for re-election in 2018 if the economy booms to 3 percent-plus GNP growth? Let’s remember that the past eight years of overtaxation, overregulation and wealth redistribution brought us an anemic 1 percent to 2 percent GNP growth and a whopping $8.7 trillion in extra debt.

I am one that would also like bipartisan legislation on the major issues of the day, but I don’t see this happening when you have the major news outlets being so biased (over 90 percent) in their news coverage and analysis favoring their Democratic Party. - Bill Young, Le Mars, Iowa