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Tuesday letters: Trump just lost union voters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, introduces Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Saturday in New York. | AP photo

I have been a fervent supporter of Donald Trump and his agenda from the beginning. That support has come to a screeching dead stop, though, due to Trump’s choice of a running mate, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. Pence hates unions and instituted “right-to-work laws” in Indiana; he would do the same nationwide if given half a chance as vice president. Millions upon millions of union tradesmen will not be voting for Trump. It’s human nature to vote our pocket books, protecting our way of life and supporting our families as best we can.

Republicans have always favored big business, while Democrats once favored the working class. But that no longer is the case, as evident by the multi-million-dollar support Hillary Clinton gets from Wall Street powerbrokers. It’s all about big business in both political parties, with working people being thrown to the wolves.

Union workers deserve the right to collective bargaining on matters of wages, health care and pensions. They deserve the same benefits our elected officials generously give themselves. The challenge now is to vote for the lesser of two evils. What is a hard-working tradesman to do?

Bob Pritchard, Homer Glen

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Supreme Court term limits

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s comments about Donald Trump are proof positive that term limits are a great idea for all political offices. She can apologize all she wants, but she has shown her true colors, which is a major faux paus for a Supreme Court justice.

Mike Koskiewicz, Portage Park