The Republican House and Senate has spoken. It is time for Lapeer County Republicans to realize that not one Republican member of the House of Representatives or Senate voted for the COVID-19 relief package presented by President Biden and the Democrats. It was voted along party lines. Democrats have compassion for the working class of this country, the businesses, the farmers, our children, the elderly, the unemployed and the poor. The COVID-19 relief package contains many things that will help this group of individuals and others remain solvent, and help stimulate the economy. Most individuals will receive at least $1,400 dollars and a family of four will receive $5,600 dollars. This relief bill is not considered a hand out or socialistic welfare. It is the right thing to do to help our friends and neighbors in their time of need.
Come election time in 2022 and 2024, I hope the Republicans remember who helped the nation during the pandemic. It was the Democrats!

The majority of Americans favored the passage of the COVID-19 bill.

—Gary L. Cooley,
North Branch