Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Just a comment on Bob Anderson’s letter of March 11.
Oil went to $147 dollars a barrel in 2008. Regarding the other numbers in Mr. Anderson’s previous letter, correct me if I’m wrong, but prior to President Obama’s election, didn’t Lehman Brothers and Bear Sterns collapse? Didn’t the housing market collapse? Didn’t we start two unfunded wars? Did Bush not give an unconditional bailout to AIG, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and all of Wall Street?
Through these entities, did we not almost bankrupt the world? Did the wealthy get two, no, three, no, make that four tax cuts?
In 2008, was total income $2.74 trillion less during the eight Bush years than if incomes had stayed at 2000 levels? (from Tax.com)
Was the unemployment trajectory rapidly rising? Did the poverty rate rise 17 percent? Did the uninsured increase by 20 percent? Did we have a balanced budget in 2000 under Clinton?
If you can answer yes to these questions, you have not been affected by the amnesia water that permeates the right.
On a little side note, so far job creation in the Republican House of Reprehensibles has consisted of removing health and food and education programs from the poor, attacking Planned Parenthood, the EPA and NPR, and showing us that they don’t know the meaning of the word “hypocrisy.” Ditto Republican governors stripping the rights of workers.
Regarding Mr. Anderson’s affinity for famous quotes:
Abraham Lincoln: “You can fool some of the people all of the time …”
George W. Bush: “You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.”
Craig S. Chisesi
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