Re “Let parents choose their children’s school” (Letters, Sept. 12):
Telling detail from charter school advocate Chuck Trout’s letter to the editor. He says charters are great “compared with public schools.”
Aren’t charter schools supposed to be public schools? Therein lies the problem with many (not all) charter schools: They want the benefit of public funding, but essentially operate as private schools.
— Jeff Marbut, Fountain Valley
Let’s talk about ‘Responsibility for All’
Re “Bernie’s latest bailout proposal” (Editorial, Sept. 9):
Before we have a national conversation about “Medicare For All,” we need to discuss “Responsibility for All.”
For instance, if your doctor tells you to stop smoking, stop drinking, lose weight, eat nutritious foods, curtail certain activities, and so on, but you ignore your doctor’s sage advice and then have medical issues because you continue to make unhealthy choices, why should fellow Americans foot the bill?
— Robin Itzler, Cypress
Pay attention to what Trump does, not says
To understand Trump, first stop comparing him using old politician standards. Politicians make all kinds of promises before getting into office, none of which they plan to keep.
Politicians do not solve problems, they only manage problems, most of which they have created themselves. Any solutions they do come up with usually create two more problems to take their place. Politicians do not take into account the law of unintended consequences, only if it “feels good.”
President Trump is a businessman, solving problems, not managing them. He does not sanitize his comments or couch in political speak terms. He has succeeded in many of the programs called for in his election campaign despite the fake media and deep state bureaucrats.
He has lowered taxes, reduced regulations, new trade agreements, reduced unemployment, growing stock market and etc. Making some progress on border security and health care.
Unfortunately, the Democrat House would rather work on impeachment than take this opportunity to clean up the corruption in Washington.
I do have something in common with “Trump haters” in the left-wing media — I have not met President Trump nor do I know him personally. I am more interested in what he does than what he says.
— Grover Havens, Orange
Effects of population growths on infrastructure
Re “Broadway concerns turn into shouts” (News, Aug. 29):
I have lived along the mid-east end of Broadway for my entire 76 years. I have walked, roller skated, biked and driven the length of it for those many years. The real change I have seen is the gigantic population and resulting car growth that are overwhelming our infrastructure and resources in general.
I was born when the world population was 3 billion and Long Beach about 165,000. Now the world population is 7.5-plus billion and Long Beach’s population about 470,000.
Broadway was there then and is there now, so you can parse the traffic lanes any way you want but the core problem is simply that there is just too much demand. Forget the “Road Diet,” what we need is a “Population Diet.”
— Bob Hoffman, Long Beach
All children suffer
Re “U.S. watchdog: Separated migrant children suffered trauma” (News, Sept. 5):
I have a heart for children that are suffering. This article only addresses illegal immigrant children’s trauma.
This trauma can be found with thousands of American kids whose parents break the law and are hauled off to jail to leave their kids in the hands of the system.
This is a painful reality for children’s parents who decide to break the law. I would put the onus on these parents, not American policies. I would never do this to my children.— Shawn Ferguson, Westminster
Kudos to Girl Scout
Re “Girl Scout playwright helps take homeless man’s life to the stage” (News, Sept. 2):
You, go girl!
— Michelle Chilvers Murphy, Orange
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