Country’s situation can hardly be considered progressive

To the editor:

The first sentence in Mr. Adkins’ letter (“GOP identity crisis to blame for Trump,” June 14, A4), is one which most citizens of our great land can identify with.

After that, I believe that the misinformation he proposes is truly staggering.

It is no longer the Democratic party that is the party of the poor and disenfranchised. Over the last seven years, the poor have become relatively poorer (according to the U.S. Department of Labor).

The middle class didn’t even do well over this time, contrary to the promises which were made.

Without a doubt, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, did more than his fair share when he had the authority to do so.

Both parties can be accused of this.

Everyone on Capitol Hill can be fairly blamed for the current situation.

As far as protecting the wealthy, why don’t you take into account who are the real wealthy and their political leanings?

For instance, Jamie Dimon, head of JPMorgan Chase. Warren Buffet, head of Berkshire Hathaway. George Soros, heading up one of the largest financial conglomerates. Bill Gates, former head of Microsoft, and many many more.

Just what do you call progressive? Twenty trillion in national debt? Forty million people on food stamps? U.S. troops in action, fighting terrorists? More people out of work? A rather slow economy?

Surely, that is regressive.

If you were to do some real research, you would find maybe a few more.

Democrats of the South were against Lincoln because emancipation would ruin their financial future.

As for your attacks on the tea party, how can any right-minded person be against the U.S. Constitution or fiscal responsibility? If the Constitution does not meet your needs, then start a process to amend those parts which you find lacking.

Why on earth do you say that Donald Trump is despised?

Just take the two presumptive nominees for what they have achieved and what they hope to achieve.

Many party loyalists will vote on party lines rather than what they believe the person will do.

We should not be voting on conventional lines but for who can inspire and lead everyone in this nation to a better future.

John Shaw

Greenfield