The Republicans blew up the economy in 2008 just like they did it in 1929. It also took more than four years to fix their first mess.
They complain about the Wall Street bailout, yet it was George W. Bush who proposed and signed it in 2008. We are told to be scared of the Affordable Health Care Act, yet Republicans suggest even bigger Medicare changes and offer no way for farm families to afford private health insurance.
Republicans say regulation is killing our economy, yet President Barack Obama’s regulations were to help eliminate credit card fraud and increase competition in the health insurance marketplace.
Mitt Romney demands more tax cuts for people like him to create 12 million jobs, but Moody’s Analytics estimates that 12 million jobs will be created in the next four years regardless.
The Paul Ryan Budget Plan would still increase the national debt by trillions of dollars while ending programs that helped many of us get an education.
To me, the Republican Party has held us, our economy, and our future hostage for four years just to prevent our president from acting under his majority mandate so they could take power in this election.
Their actions seem cynical and disloyal and they are hampering the efficiency of our government to address our common concerns.
We do not need Republicans acting like Redcoats and Confederates in Washington. We do not need their failed 18th- and 19th-century notions and schemes.
This year I voted for the moderates from the Democratic Party, and I hope you will too.
Frank Kutka, Dickinson