President’s energy agenda coming to pass

To the editor:

When Hall of Fame horse trainer Charlie Whittingham was asked how he was able to get on so well with his horse owners, he said he treated them “as mushrooms: I keep them in the dark and feed them horse manure.” Perhaps our president learned how to treat the American people from Mr. Whittingham.

With gas prices above $4 a gallon in many places and headed toward $5 and beyond, an angry public has taken note of the Obama administration’s policy of shutting down domestic oil exploration and production.

President Obama has started running for re-election — and running away from his own energy policy. So he has conveniently formed another “commission” to investigate why gasoline prices are rising.

More than two years ago in an NBC interview, President Obama was asked about $4-a-gallon gas. He said that he saw nothing wrong with it, except that the price rose “too quickly.”

In September 2008, President Obama’s newly appointed radical energy secretary, Steven Chu, told The Wall Street Journal, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” In Europe, gas prices then were more than $7 a gallon, and the typical U.S. price was under $2.

President Obama and his administration have just been implementing a clandestine policy to force Americans from gasoline-powered automobiles and into his electric mini-vehicles by driving up the price of gas.

This “investigative committee” should start with the president, his EPA, his Department of Interior and the good professor Chu.

I think we have far too much darkness and horse manure coming out of Washington.

JOHN TOBIN

LAS VEGAS

Elephant in the room

To the editor:

Kudos to Doug Farmer for his April 26 letter to the editor, “Blame illegal immigration for district woes.” However, he did not mention the myriad problems that illegal immigration is causing throughout our country.

Our politicians refuse to acknowledge the elephant in the room in connection with our major issues. Our schools have become Towers of Babel, with the vast majority of illegal students unable to speak, read or write in English. The money that funds English Language Learner programs is money that should be used for programs benefiting American students.

Our hospitals are drowning in red ink because they must care for illegals despite their inability to pay. Our welfare rolls are exploding because illegal females race across the border to have their babies here and immediately become eligible for entitlements, and those of child-bearing ages already here become pregnant in this country and breathe a sigh of relief that they now will have an anchor baby.

Illegals steal or use fake Social Security numbers to obtain benefits and jobs and vote in our elections, and yet our politicians refuse to require that E-verify be mandatory for all current and future seekers of employment.

It is long past time to tell illegal invaders that they must gather what they have so far stolen from the citizens of the United States and remove themselves back to the countries they came from.

ROBERTA LIPMAN

HENDERSON

A political joke

To the editor:

Message to Donald Trump: Get of the stage. It’s over. You’re embarrassing yourself and your party (“Trump gets rock star treatment amid hints of political ambitions,” Friday Review-Journal).

Your “birther” farce has blown up in your face and your F-word tirade in front of an audience composed mainly of women has driven a stake through any campaign hopes you may have had. That is, if you were serious about getting the GOP’s presidential nomination in the first place.

Once the opposition starts laughing at you, there is no way to recover.

Just ask Sue Lowden of “chickens for checkups” fame.

BRUCE BROWN

LAS VEGAS

Ryan is reckless

To the editor:

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., proposes to reform Social Security and privatize and ration Medicare and Medicaid, relying on the “free market.” It’s a terrifying insanity.

Social Security and Medicare are America’s binding legal contracts with all of America’s workers who have paid into Social Security and Medicare all their entire working lives. These programs guarantee protection against poverty-ridden old age and provide quality health care at an affordable price.

I hope the American majority who work for a living realize that congressional Republicans want to end Social Security and Medicare as we know it to provide a huge tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, who don’t need more money.

Rep. Ryan’s plan for Medicare and Medicaid is a simply low-quality HMO — managed care with co-payments and deductibles without the cost control — and replaces Medicare’s fee-for-service plan with cost control — an ideal plan for the medical community and the insurance companies.

GERARD A. SANCHEZ SR.

LAS VEGAS

Potty time

To the editor:

I have a question concerning the dust-up at the Cosmopolitan hotel over a transgender individual using the “wrong” restroom (“Cosmopolitan issues apology for banning transgender guest,” April 29 Review-Journal).

What about the unisex restroom experiment at Mandalay Bay? That solves the problem for everyone in this day and age.

KENT RISCHLING

LAS VEGAS

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