OPEN LETTER TO TED YOHO; GAINESVILLE CONSTITUENT TONYA BERVALDI

Is Yoho’s goal to help his constituents, or is it to adhere to an ideology that does the opposite?

Congressman Yoho represents a district where 19.3% of constituents lack health insurance, well above the national average. The latest Republican proposal to “fix” Obamacare includes making insurance too unaffordable for sick and older people to buy it and cutting Medicaid funding by issuing block grants (set amounts), instead of basing funding on need. This would allow Republicans to repeal an investment income tax on very wealthy Americans which helped fund Obamacare, so that later, tax reform to give those same very wealthy Americans even larger tax cuts would be easier.

Congressman Yoho correctly stated his disapproval of this proposal; however, it wasn’t because he wanted to protect his constituents. He wanted the cuts to be steeper, further limiting the amount that with which government could assist those who need it the most.

Is his goal to help his constituents, or is it to adhere to an ideology that does the opposite?

Tonya Bervaldi

 

 

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