Letters Thrift store items should not be taxed


Thrift store items

should not be taxed

Why are thrift stores having to tax customers when everything they sell has already been taxed at full value?

Other states, including New Jersey, have areas where this is not the case.

Most people who shop in these stores watch every cent and this can add up, especially now with the newest tax.

DOREEN SHEINMAN, WEST PALM BEACH

Previous letter

nailed my views

Each day when I read The Palm Beach Post, and whatever article it has about President Donald Trump’s absolute disregard of what America was founded upon, I have wanted to send a letter to The Post. Somehow, the task became overwhelming.

Bravo to the writer of “GOP majority complicit in Trump’s travesty” (March 10).

How right he is that America never needed to be made “great again,” since it has always been. As in any government, there will always be revisions and tweaking. Amendments to the Constitution are such an example.

The letter-writer is are welcome at my dinner table anytime.

JOYCE KARLICK, PALM BEACH GARDENS

Where is hue, cry

over real voter fraud?

I would like to thank The Post for its investigation into absentee ballots and the very real possibility of voter fraud. With our election supervisors raising red flags about the vote-by-mail process, I have a question for the Republican majority in the House, Senate, Gov. Rick Scott and, especially, Attorney General Pam Bondi.

We have been hearing about voter fraud from Republicans for the past 17 years, but in an area of our voting system that is really open to fraud, there is a deafening silence from our legislators here in Florida. Perhaps we have a spokesman in Tallahassee who would care to explain that silence?

RANDOLPH AMBURGY, ROYAL PALM BEACH

Shift immigration

costs to Mexico

The Trump administration’s new proactive immigration policies, which are enforcing our pre-existing laws, are starting to reduce illegal border crossings into the United States.

The next needed step is to impose the border tax on money transfers from the U.S. to Mexico. A border tax would pay for the much-needed border wall along our southwestern border.

The situation must be turned around. The U.S. cannot afford business as usual anymore. We must shift the cost of the decades of illegal immigration back to Mexico.

WILLIAM HUNTER, BOYNTON BEACH

Trump complicit in

anti-Semitism rise

Is Donald Trump to blame for the rise of anti-Semitism? There is some compelling evidence that would suggest so.

His dominating theme during and after the election has been “America First,” a phrase that originated in the 1940’s and was the name of a group with anti-Semitic leanings.

During the campaign, he seemed unwilling to disavow support from David Duke and white Christian nationalist groups until pressure from the press forced him to do so. His campaign stops often began with the Lord’s Prayer and with the shout-out, “We’ll all be saying Merry Christmas very soon.”

Lastly, on Holocaust Remembrance Day he omitted any mention of Jews and when questioned about the bomb threats and cemetery desecrations, again, he seemed unwilling to say anything until he finally dragged out a few sentences at his congressional address.

He has insinuated that he’s immune to criticism because his daughter, Ivanka, married a Jew and he has Jewish grandchildren. I wonder how they’ll view his actions when they grow up and study the history of this time.

ANDRE KORNFELD, JUPITER



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