Email Letters: May 25, 2017
Some attempt to defend Trump by using excuses, misdirection and misinformation
Excuses, misdirection and misinformation. Some people attempt to defend President Trump by using the aforementioned tactics. They point to made up “scandals” that were not covered with their preferred bias by the mainstream media. Facts should matter, but to some, they don’t.
Fast and Furious: The tactic of agents clandestinely getting involved in illegal firearm trading by criminals is a common tactic that has been used by law enforcement since who knows when. Not a scandal.
Benghazi: A U.S. mission is attacked by combatants in Libya and four US citizens died. This was investigated to the point of exhaustion by the Republicans and no dereliction of duty was found to have occurred. By the way, U.S. embassies and outposts have been attacked dozens of times before with many more casualties. Not a scandal.
Drone strikes against U.S. citizens: These occurred in foreign countries against people who were engaged in war and or terrorism against the U.S. Not necessarily illegal anyway. Not a scandal.
President Trump might be associated with Russian interference in the last election. We’ll find out if he was at fault or not when an investigation is completed. Russian interference is confirmed. This is newsworthy and important to the future of our election process.
Attend and take part in discussion with PERA management team on June 5
The Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) management team will be in Grand Junction at the Clarion Hotel on June 5 at 6 p.m. to discuss the projected future of one of the best economic drivers on the Western Slope. There are 3,500 public employee retirees in Mesa County and PERA returns $10.5 million per month in the form of invested funds for those who retired from careers in public service. These retirement distributions support businesses in our community.
The PERA team has shown a propensity to be proactive in the past and continues to study how PERA can continue to meet the needs of public employees, employers, as well as the community.
Business and community leaders are encouraged to attend and take part in the discussion.