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My latest LTE published in my local newspaper. As of now there are only two comments  there now but it will get interesting as the day goes on.

I would like to comment on John Herrick's letter published on Oct. 4, "Obama is not helping to improve the economy," where he said, "It is the typical liberal argument of grammar school logic and no facts."
Mr. Herrick said that to blame the Republicans for the 1929 crash just because the Republicans were in charge for the previous eight years is, in his words, "just plain weird." Mr. Herrick said the crash of 2008 was caused by the Democrats, in spite of the fact that the Republicans controlled the Senate and the House for six years and the presidency for eight years previously.

Our conservative Republican friends are always telling us that the only reason Bill Clinton created 23 million jobs and balanced the budget was through the efforts of Newt Gingrich and the Republican Congress. Just yesterday I was told that President Obama had nothing to do with the killing of bin Laden, but that it was a result of the Bush policies.
Oh, I see your superior logic now, Mr. Herrick. When the Democrats are nominally in charge the Republicans are really in charge, and vice versa. Obviously we should vote the Democrats in so the Republicans can really be in charge. We should do that because, historically, the facts are the economy does better and we create far more jobs. We also avoid the financial disasters that occur when the Republicans are elected, but the Democrats are really in charge.

Mr. Herrick, thank you for clearing it up for me.

John Lucas

Originally posted to Jlukes on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 09:03 AM PDT.

Also republished by Bending the Buzz.


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