Letter to the Editor: Big money supports Democrats


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Democrats will hold 20 of the wealthiest congressional districts in the USA, when measured by median household income, in the upcoming Congress. Republicans did not win one race in these big-shot districts.

Seven are in or near New York City. Five are in the San Francisco Bay area. Four are in suburbs of Washington, D.C. Two are in southern California. One is near Boston and one in West Chicago.

California's 18th is the richest in the country, according to estimates published by the Census Bureau. It has a median household income of $122,124, which is more than twice the national median household income of $57,652.

The second-wealthiest congressional district is Virginia's 10th. It stretches through the western suburbs of Washington, D.C., to the West Virginia line. The median income there is $119,874.

I have heard all my life that the Democratic Party is all about doing for the little guy. If that is true, why are the fat cats the ones voting for them? That is a question worth mulling over.

Another subject:

Stephen Moore, columnist for Townhall, wrote an article on climate change that I believe is worth paying attention to.

He stated: “The first iron rule of American politics is: Follow the money. This explains, oh, about 80 percent of what goes on in Washington.”

Shortly after the latest "Chicken Little" climate change report was published last month, I noted on CNN that one reason so many hundreds of scientists are persuaded that the sky is falling is that they are paid handsomely to do so.

In America and around the globe, governments have created a multibillion dollar climate change industrial complex.

A lot of people are getting really, really rich off of the climate change industry. According to a recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, "Federal funding for climate change research, technology, international assistance and adaptation has increased from $2.4 billion in 1993 to $11.6 billion in 2014, with an additional $26.1 billion for climate change programs and activities provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009."

Five years ago, global investment in climate change was $359 billion for that year. But these money-hungry alarmists say $5 trillion is needed.

For this kind of money, you bet researchers are cooking their numbers. Congress needs to fire these fraudsters. Probably not going to happen since the wealthiest districts are who gave the Dems a majority in the House.

Julia Manning

Spring Hope