Letter: Political splits
Republicans seem focused on the thought that with a country that is 50-50 Democrat and Republican, the pendulum is bound to swing to satisfy each group in turn. I would have thought 99-1.
But upon consideration I realized that 50-50 is a Republican construct. That 100 percent of the people in the country want clean air, water and healthy soil to grow nutritious food. We all want a safe neighborhood and a comfortable home, gainful employment that pays a living wage and health care we can afford.
We all need infrastructure that can only be provided by a government, like roads and laws to keep toxins out of our lives. Thanks to gerrymandering we do have a 50-50 split in Congress, but the Republican half seems focused on taking the above away or making it cost prohibitive in the name of inflated corporate profits that engorge CEO wages.