To the Editor

Dear Editor,

William Culbert is entitled to his opinion, but is not entitled to rewrite history or make up numbers and “facts” without attribution.

Number one, I didn’t “imply” anything about Donald Trump and/or Joe Biden. I stated facts, with attribution. 

Mr. Culbert said President Trump “inherited $400 million in the ’80s” from his father. Wrong! According to Wikipedia, Fred Trump’s “will divided over $20 million after taxes among the surviving children and grandchildren.” I’m not good at math; however, I believe $20 million is 5% of Mr. Culbert’s “$400 million” statement. 

Incredibly, defending Biden at the end of his letter, Mr. Culbert stated, “Combined with the dramatic increase in wages, despite inflation, purchasing power has improved 2%.” Simply put, there are no words in the English language to describe this statement, other than to say Burger King could bring a plagiarism lawsuit against Mr. Culbert in relation to his offense against their large Whopper hamburger. Sadly, this embellishment is typical of the Left today, since they struggle with real numbers, real results and real consequences of disastrous policies. 

My numbers are more basic than Mr. Culbert’s. On election day 2020, I paid $1.69 per gallon for gas at Weigel’s on Emory Road and filled up for $20. Today, I fill up for about $40. On his first day in office, Joe Biden chose “intentionally” to trade American energy independence for energy dependence.

The most basic laws of economics immediately kicked in. Gas quickly doubled in price and that filtered throughout the overall economy, and the rest is history.

Groceries are up dramatically. Rent is up dramatically. Insurance is up dramatically. Auto costs are up dramatically. And the world is on fire! Finally, my appreciation for President Trump’s four years of “peace and prosperity” is up dramatically. Not so much for Joe Biden’s 3.5-year dumpster fire. 

Samuel T. Foust