Florida's senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio should both announce that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must allow an immediate vote on the gun violence legislation already passed by the House. No excuses.


Rob Horrell, Palm Springs


So the stock market took a tumble simply because the president said that an additional 10 percent tariff would be implemented against Chinese imports in September. This will hurt China's exports to us and adversely affect their economy. The Chinese said they would not import agricultural products from the USA, directly affecting our farmers (and strong backers of President Trump).


All in all, it gave me pause to think about the upcoming 2020 elections. Just think. Russia will probably come back and try to influence Americans to vote for Trump against any Democratic candidate. The Chinese, on the other hand, may try to get a Democrat elected in the hope of eliminating the tariffs.


We really do live in interesting times.


Ira Gross, Boca Raton


Mona Charen wrote in "So, you really want Canadian health care?” (Monday) that Canadians experience long waits for care, allegedly showing that the Medicare-for-all system proposed by some presidential candidates may not be good. She declined to mention that Canadians pay a lot less for their health care. Also, I don’t recall any of the candidates proposing the Canadian system.


Other European nations also have systems mostly government-run, all costing much less than our system while covering all of their people. As for quality, the U.S. is at the bottom of the industrialized nations in life expectancy and infant mortality.


All of the systems have variations that make the task of pulling the best from each daunting. Perhaps a candidate’s best approach would be to propose a commission to study those that seem the most efficient, and customize a plan that would benefit everyone yet keep the cost manageable.


Bob Brink, Boynton Beach


It is my understanding that there are laws governing the flow of immigrants into the United States. As such, it is my belief that those laws should be followed by those wishing to enter the U.S.


I believe that we need immigrants to fill many positions and they are a valuable resource in many ways. For those who have something against immigrants, I believe that a more thorough review of this country's history is needed in schools today. If people knew more about the history of this country and the world as a whole, they would find out that Mexico actually owned most, if not all, of Texas and California and much of the Southwest.


The story of how the U.S. obtained these lands would be enlightening to many who lack historical perspective and shed more light on the subject of immigration.


Leslie Horenburger, Delray Beach


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