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DEFICITS: Where was concern when GOP was in charge?

Letter by Bill L. Hewitt, Tacoma on June 21, 2010 at 11:28 am | 34 Comments »
June 30, 2010 9:11 am

Re: “Dems taking country the wrong way” (letter, 6-19).

The letter writer is alarmed with President Obama’s alleged irresponsible and inflationary spending policy. I wonder where his concern was when President Reagan ran up the highest deficits in history and where was his concern when the Bush administration took the country in the wrong direction in Iraq and ran up unnecessary massive debt to fund that war, not to mention the loss of life.

The writer continues to skew figures and polls in order to support his viewpoint. These aren’t “facts,” as polls vary from time and place and each side of the political spectrum will construe them to his/her advantage. Ben Bernake has not taken a political policy position on the economy in the one year-plus of the Obama administration.

We in the U.S. live in a democracy (leaning more back to a republic in recent times) and have a presidential election every four years. I would remind Republicans that Obama was elected by the people in a fair election and by overwhelming numbers. So if they can’t bring themselves to work with the president to solve our problems, then well, the next election is in 2012.

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