Trump doesn't get enough credit

Since the day after the election when Hillary came out with the excuse that the Russians did it, the mainstream media has been hard pressed to find anything positive about the Trump administration, but they can dissect and leave out facts to turn everything he says or does into a negative.

Example: When he moved to New Jersey a week or so ago all we heard was about all the traveling he does, the cost, etc. But not a word that the move was because they were going to renovate the heating/cooling system for the oval office for the first time in 27 years.

There is no way President Trumps accomplishments can be listed in 200 words, but if you call Senator Thune's office they will send you the White House web address to get the list. Note what the president has done for us veterans.

John Ruff


9/11 responders still paying the price

9/11. What goes through your mind when you think about it? Are you old enough to remember? You’ve seen pictures of the Twin Towers on fire, the smoldering wreckage, the responders working on what we called “The Pile.” You've seen TV specials documenting the 9/11 attacks.

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What you may not know is what was in the air, what surrounded us at Ground Zero. When the planes hit, 24,000 gallons of jet fuel ignited 100,000 tons of debris and 230,000 gallons of transformer, heating and diesel oils. According to the CDC, this set off a giant toxic plume of fire, soot and dust. Workers were exposed to asbestos, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, PCBs, crystalline silica and other particulates. When I left Ground Zero on Dec. 1, these fires were still burning.

We’ve already lost over 2,000 responders from 9/11-related illnesses. The death toll among responders from their work will, in just a few years, exceed the number of people who were killed during the attacks. Over 78,000 people are registered with the WTC Health Program, and many of them will eventually succumb to their 9/11 illnesses. 9/11 responders are dying every day. Do not forget us. Never Forget.

Richard Rezac


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