Senator, remember the average folks and more letters to the editors

Senator, remember the average folks and more letters to the editors

December 5th, 2017 in Opinion Letters

Senator, remember the average folks

Dear Mr. Corker,

As a working-class resident in Chattanooga, I've watched your rise. While my wife and I are not Republicans, we've always thought you seemed to have our best interests at heart. As parents of a 15-year-old son, we've appreciated you've always had an eye on reducing the deficit and ensuring our child will not be paying off a huge national debt the rest of his life.

So it's disappointing you would consider supporting the GOP tax bill. Your credibility as a deficit hawk will be exposed if you support it in coming days.

This bill has long-term effects we will never be able to work our way out of. A tax windfall to the wealthy comes on the backs of folks like us, while the poor and middle-class get nothing but more taxes and debt.

Sir, I'm appealing to whatever sense of fairness you still have after being in D.C. Vote against this bill that will add $1.5 trillion to our debt and do nothing to help the majority of people.

This is the time for you to view citizens like us as worthy of your support.

Dan Perkins, East Ridge

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God's word good enough for me

It has been interesting to read recent comments about the Protestant Reformation. I have two questions.

Since the word of God had been delivered to mankind by the eternal God, why would any imperfect mortal be so bold to reform what God said about anything?

Secondly, if I want to find what I must do to be saved, why can't I just obey what Christ said? Please notice these words from the mouth of the savior. John 6:47 — "He that believeth on me hath everlasting life." Luke 13:3 — "Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." Luke 12:8 — "Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the son of man also confess before the angels of God." Mark 16:16 — "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved." Notice also Matthew 16:18, where Jesus said " upon this rock" (Peter's confession that Jesus is God's son) "I will build my church (singular)." In Acts 2, the Lord's church was established on the day of Pentecost. Verse 47 says, "the Lord added to the church (singular) dally such as should be saved."

Why would any human being desire to change God's word?

William A. Greer Jr., Hixson

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Tax bill should have included wage hike

The claim that reducing corporate taxes will lead to higher wages for workers would be more believable if the bill included an increase to the minimum wage.

Greg Gloss, Cleveland, Tenn.

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