Letters to the Editor

Try a little compassion for Trump. He’s trying.

President Donald Trump holds up a Texas flag after speaking with supporters outside Firehouse 5 in Corpus Christi on Tuesday. He also received a briefing on Harvey relief efforts.
President Donald Trump holds up a Texas flag after speaking with supporters outside Firehouse 5 in Corpus Christi on Tuesday. He also received a briefing on Harvey relief efforts. AP

Don’t be mean

Re “Jack Ohman: Great crowd and turnout for Hurricane Harvey” (sacbee.com, Aug. 29): I read The Bee daily and, most of the time, your very liberal viewpoints are absurd. Can the president do anything right? Can he not fly to the biggest disaster in our country's history, get his feet wet, meet with displaced families, thank the volunteers and be what most of the people in the United States want him to be? At times you are heartless and this is one of them. Please, some genuine compassion at this time would go along way, even for our president.

Ronald Beams, Sacramento

On climate change

The images coming from Texas are disturbing. Once again, a climate-related catastrophe has taken lives and made climate refugees out of thousands of people. In times like these, we have to ask ourselves: How many more storms will force us to measure rain in feet, rather than inches? How many more billions of dollars of strain will we put on the National Flood Insurance Program? We need real solutions. We need more members of Congress to get involved and come up with bipartisan legislation to address climate change, such as a carbon fee. We will see more and more devastation until we develop the political will to implement realistic solutions.

Kenneth Moore, Colfax

Texas tragedy

The federal response to the flooding has been terrific. Yet there is little or no praise from the left for the well-coordinated rescue efforts. Some just can't give credit where credit is due.

Doug Hinchey, Lincoln

Housing crisis

Re “Democratic leaders, Jerry Brown agree on package to spur housing” (sacbee.com, Aug 29): This agreement on legislation to spur housing is coming just as a three-year supply of timber and sheet rock is being allocated to South Texas, and as British Columbia is recovering from timber fires. Great timing. Next to this article is one on becoming a sanctuary state, which explains why California has a housing shortage. Duh.

Gerald Holmquist,

Roseville

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