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GOP: Republicans are wrong for America

Letter by Kerry J. Phibbs, South Hill on Oct. 13, 2011 at 10:55 am | 13 Comments »
October 13, 2011 2:02 pm

Republicans have been wrong for America for more than a decade. Starting with Enron, Republican laissez-faire attitudes toward business have resulted in disastrous consequences, culminating in the worst economic conditions since Reagan and a country that could barely wait for them to get out of office.

They learned absolutely nothing from this: They still tout their failed propaganda of less regulation and lower taxes.

For two years they have been fighting attempts to improve our situation and get people back to work. Consequently, we are still struggling because of failed Republican policies.

If you actually ask business what they need or listen to business people when they call in to radio shows, they say that taxes and regulations are not the problem. The problem is lack of consumer demand. They need the middle class to buy things. And they say that Republicans are out of touch with business.

Why aren’t consumers spending? Well, those who are still working are spending. Go to Costco, and this is evident. But a large segment of the population is out of work, put there by ruinous Republican policies that weakened us with nonsensical tax policies and then encouraged wild, irresponsible practices that plummeted the world into this recession. Now they strangle the world’s largest employers: our local and federal governments.

The middle class got virtually nothing from Republican economics (such as the Bush tax cuts). Get rid of these, and we will be fast-tracking toward deficit reduction and employment.

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