Letter: Kudos to Romney for working for the constituents instead of big donors

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, returns to the Senate chamber as the Senate works to complete the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, in Washington, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

One of the things Utahns worry most about is government representatives who listen to their big-money donors instead of them. For instance, after passing the unpopular 2017 “tax cuts for wealthy interests,” Sen. Hatch immediately said we would need to cut Social Security and Medicare to pay for the billionaire-windfall.

By contrast, we are now fortunate that Sen. Romney is supporting the bipartisan Trust Act which will protect popular — and needed — programs like Social Security and Medicare, which are threatened by insolvency.

Without Social Security, alone, 15 million more Americans would fall into poverty. The humanitarian consequences are dire enough, but it would also translate to lower sales and profits in the local community. Thank you Sen. Romney for working for your constituents instead of big donors.

Georgia Platts, South Jordan

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