Dear editor: "He's a fake and he doesn't know the territory!"

("The Music Man") Fakery is in the news lately, beginning with fake news. Does fakery take other forms, such as fake science? Politicians have a long tradition of "faking it." Today we need to take a good look at congressional members of the Republican Party, presumably the party of Lincoln, the Great Emancipator. Presuming too much? Are some just faking it? In particular, Senators Murkowski, Collins, and McCain need to be asked what they are up to doing. After long spoken opposition to Obamacare they torpedoed its "skinny repeal" instead of voting the way of their previously spoken opposition. We can guess that the enslaving burdens of Obamacare on average working Americans is okay with them. We might speculate that McCain just doesn't know the territory, not knowing of the burdens Obamacare creates for working people. McCain is famous for "reaching across the aisle." He, Collins, and Murkowski should learn about the burdens American workers carry because of Obamacare as it adds to another reduction in income from people who work for a living. Inescapable income tax and social security deductions make Obamacare yet another layer of lost income to the government, the restoration of government mandated slavery. It is time stop these burdens, ending the fakery. These three senators are Republicans, but are they really of the party of Lincoln?

Leonidas H. Miller, Mattoon

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