We have seen several letters and even more comments about them in The Bee regarding the health-care vote. Whether it’s “repeal and replace” Rep. Tom McClintock (May 7) or two letters about how Rep. David Valadao doesn’t care if we live or die (May 8), the theme of many has been the same: Don’t betray the constituents by repealing the Affordable Care Act.
The funny thing is that both of these gentlemen ran on a platform which included the repeal and replace of the ACA. Since they both hold office, that means they were elected on that platform and are doing exactly what the voters who voted for them want.
Because the majorities in both chambers of Congress changed hands on the idea of repeal and replace, this is not a small, evil minority that wants to punish people for being poor. This was a majority of voters in a majority of states who were tired of being personally penalized for working and providing health care for themselves so others could have another entitlement.
Thank you to both of these gentlemen, and those like them, who refused to bow to the vocal minority and listened to their constituents.
Michael Beavers, Fresno