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Letters to the editor: Mulvnaey made common sense reforms

Mulvaney made common-sense reforms

There’s a certain sense of pride that comes when a “local boy makes good” in a way that significantly helps his community – and, in this case, his entire country. As a retired Banking executive, I want to thank one of our own who certainly has – our former Congressman, Mick Mulvaney.

Since his Presidential appointment last November to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mulvaney has quickly turned this agency around with the common-sense reforms he instituted.

Before, this agency consisted mainly of overly burdensome red tape and served as a drag on many small businesses looking to do positive things for their community. Far too many of the CFPB’s “investigations” under the previous administration were unfounded, costly and damaging to struggling entrepreneurs.

Under Mulvaney’s leadership, this newly-reformed agency is finally ‘cleaning out the barn’ of costly, years-old investigations that have hampered American small business growth and job creation. Additionally, he has redirected the CFPB’s focus and resources to go after nefarious businesses who have truly been bad actors.

And the timing couldn’t be better. The Senate is considering Kathy Kraninger’s nomination to be the next Director of the CFPB. Mick’s tenure at the agency is coming to an end, but, from everything I have read and heard, Kraninger is a talented young go-getter, and a great fit to follow in his footsteps. I hope she will continue Mulvaney’s record of conservative leadership at the CFPB by punishing unscrupulous businesses and freeing up good-faith actors doing their best to build a business, support their families, and grow our American economy.

Glenn A. McCall
Rock Hill

As President, Trump is our employee

Does President Trump think we’re all a gang of mindless twits or lemmings who will follow everything he proposes over a cliff without any push-back? His continual public bashing of all media outlets that contradict or question his actions is a lack of understanding of how democracy works.

We are the United States of America, not Trump Inc., where he gets to sit behind a desk and give orders and make pronouncements that we must follow without question. “The Donald” needs to better understand as President, he is our employee. We will have the right to say in 2020 “Your Fired”.

That’s the way the system works, we choose who will fill the presidents chair. He doesn’t get to stay there because he tells us he’s the smartest person to ever hold that office.

President Trump’s idea of a good deal is to build something, put his name on it, and have someone else pay for it. Somehow the “Art of the Deal” gets lost in translation when we look at the supposed good deals he’s given us:

1. Build a wall across our southern border that Mexico will pay for. Our cost so far, $1.6 billion dollars.

2. Create a trade war with the rest of the industrialized world including Canada and Mexico. Our cost so far, $4.7 billion dollars.

3. Institute a tax policy that greatly benefits Corporations and CEO’s with the promise of a trickle down benefit to the worker. Our cost for 10 years, $1.5 trillion dollars with a payback of only $458 billion over ten years.

4. Nearly 3,000 people have died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Marie yet no major effort put forward to reduce their plight. Money in any amount for us, none for Puerto Rico.

Is MAGA just for the select few?

David Gray
Fort Mill

Bible study with a spelling lesson

In this crazy political season, a little religion might be appropriate so here is a short Bible study. Biblical quotations are from the NIV translation.

Remember what Jesus said: ‘He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left’ (Matthew 25:33)

Jesus also told Peter that if he wanted to catch fish do it from the right side of the boat. They did and filled the boat with fish.

John 21:6: He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.”

Origin of Left & Right — I have often wondered why it is that Conservatives are called the right” and Liberals are called the “left”.

By chance I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible: Ecclesiastes 10:2: “The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.” Thus sayeth the Lord. Amen.

It surely can’t get any simpler than that.

Spelling Lesson:

The last four letters in American — I Can

The last four letters in Republican — I Can

The last four letters in Democrats — Rats

End of lesson! Test to follow on Nov. 6, 2018. Remember, November 2018 is to be set aside as rodent removal month.

Please share this Bible Lesson with all your friends and email buddies to help achieve that goal.

Never grow a wishbone where a backbone ought to be.

Meredith E. Bynum
Rock Hill
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