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Letter: Wrong to blame GOP for slide

RE: Craig Chisesi’s criticism Oct. 10 of Jane Spaulding’s letter:

Craig, I guess stating correct facts would be a lot to ask. Here’s what I remember: The Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in January 2007, with Nancy Pelosi being elected the speaker of the House. The Democrats took control of the Senate in January 2007, and elected Harry Reid as majority leader. President Bush had to deal with the big-spending Democrats and their great programs such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac his last two years in office.

Where did that get us? This is when the economy really began to slide downhill as you so aptly mentioned, when the Democrats were in control of Congress. So blaming the Republicans for those two years is incorrect. The GOP did not have a majority in the House of Representatives until January 2011, when Americans realized the country was on the wrong track.

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