LETTER: Wake up, doomsayers, we are fortunate life is good in U.S.

To Ozaukee Press:

With predictable regularity, Ozaukee Press receives letters from naysayers telling us how bad everything is in America. Our current reality tells a different story. Because of the thoughtful, solid leadership of President Joe Biden, our country is prospering. Just last month the U.S. added 528,000 jobs, bringing the unemployment rate to a 50-year low at 3.5%. In his first year, Biden added 6.6 million jobs. The country has now surpassed the pre-pandemic job levels.

Congress just passed the CHIPS bill to boost production of semiconductor chips in the U.S. and make us less dependent on China and Taiwan. Congress also passed the PACT act to assure veterans receive screenings and health care due to exposure to toxic substances. The Senate just passed the Inflation Reduction Act to bring down the deficit, fight climate change and make health care less expensive.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is stronger, intending to add Finland and Sweden. Our military eliminated Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Congress passed the first new gun safety law in almost 30 years and reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act. The first Black woman is now on the Supreme Court. Our troops are out of Afghanistan. The U.S. is rebuilding its infrastructure, including Wauwatosa Road, a new roundabout at Highways I and 33, and Interstate 43 all the way to Milwaukee. As we travel around Ozaukee County, we see beautiful homes and apartments with well manicured lawns and gardens, wonderful public schools and libraries and parks, hiking trails and beaches. We’re close to major league sports, big rock shows and many fairs and festivals. In Cedarburg, we have Summer Sounds, a series of mellow and enjoyable Friday nights at Cedar Creek Park.

We are fortunate to be Americans. We can be thankful for great leaders such as President Biden, Vice President Harris, Speaker of the House Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Gov. Evers.                                   James Korthals



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