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ECONOMY: Smart voters study the past

Letter by Mildred Kavanaugh, Lacey on Sep. 21, 2011 at 11:36 am | 41 Comments »
September 21, 2011 2:09 pm

Can anyone explain why so many middle-class voters I know prefer the Republican Party? The answer is simple. Smart voters remember that during Bill Clinton’s presidency, he had to endure a Republican Congress that was able to hold down his reckless spending. The Republican Congress during Clinton’s term is why the economy thrived.

Poor President Bush. The economy was good the first 7 1/2 years of Bush’s term, but, alas, the electorate voted in a Democratic Congress and, as a result, the economy began to tank. The media blamed Bush for the economic problems when they should have blamed the Democratic Congress.

It seems obvious that Democrats thrive on people’s misery. We now have a president who refuses to listen to rational economists who recommend less government spending and fewer regulations on business. If present government trends continue, we will all “enjoy” Democratic Party misery.

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