Are you better off now?


Answering David Schmaltz’s letter to the editor, “Good thing it’s an election year.” In David’s ramble about the “no, nothing” Republican majority in Congress not repealing Obamacare, I would like to point out the House has repealed it several times. It is the “do-nothing” socialist Democratic Senate, controlled by Harry Reid, that will not bring it up for a vote and that is the only way Obamacare can be overturned. It takes 60 senators to stop a filibuster and a presidential veto.

I might add that the socialist Democratic Senate is so “do nothing” that in 30 years it has not even passed a budget and has left the financial door to the Treasury open for the trillions of tax dollars, or borrowed dollars, to be squandered by our socialist president. In 2003 Obama complained about President Bush’s $300 billion deficit, called it ”reckless” and railed against it, but it gave us 35 straight months of expansion and an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent in March 2007.

What is Obama’s deficit — besides his lack of ability to lead? Remember what happened next? Those who care to do their homework will find that the crash of 2007 was caused by the Community Reinvestment Act signed into law by President Clinton in 1999, where the banks had to make a percentage of their loans to people they knew couldn’t pay them back.

The socialists railed against Bush for this but the truth is out there and I have it on my computer if anyone cares to ask for it. In 2001 Bush started going to Congress warning that this act was going to cause a disaster to our economy but the socialist Democrats blocked it every time it was brought up.

Remember the 60 votes needed to stop a filibuster or presidential veto? David is right about one thing, it is good it is an election year and the American public has a chance to prove it is not that stupid again! Fool the people once, shame on you, but twice — shame on them.

I ask, are you better off now than you were almost four years ago? How’s your family’s expenditures, taxes, insurance premiums, food prices and finances, etc.?

Robert Jackson

Walla Walla



Ropehorse says...

Very well said, I completely agree with the facts !!

Posted 11 August 2012, 8:45 a.m. Suggest removal

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