Letters to the Editor

Mark Kinlaw: Buying the Republican rhetoric

By all accounts, Republican gains in Congress were due to voter dissatisfaction with President Obama’s policies. Are these the same policies that resulted in a 5.8 percent unemployment rate, down from 10 percent in 2009 and still dropping? The Dow Jones has never been better. Consumer confidence is high. Why are people convinced the economy is bad or getting worse when all signs indicate the opposite?

The debt has increased from $10 trillion to $17 trillion since 2008. Some increase was due to Obama’s policies, but most was because of the tax cuts put in place by the previous administration. These “temporary” cuts were never funded, and we’ve been borrowing money from China to continue them.

Republicans got everyone fired up about Obamacare. But where’s all the complaining now? Is the Ebola outbreak Obama’s fault? Then he should get credit for cheap gas prices. He’s equally to blame for both.

And why is everyone so eager to get into another ground conflict in the Middle East? Do we think anything we do will prevent fighting between Shiites and Sunnis?

What salesmen Republicans were. How stupid Democrats were. They should have shared credit for the turnaround in this country, which was led by Obama.

How gullible voters are.

Mark Kinlaw

Holly Springs

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