Letter to the Editor: Obama’s “Achievements”

by Sparta on May 27, 2011

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Obama has put us in a deeper hole

Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA)
Published: Friday, May 27, 2011, 12:24 AM

In response to “Obama has done a lot during his time in office” (letters, May 22), the author offers a “short list” of President Obama’s achievements.

The theme of the letter was that Republicans are the party of “Wall Street,” yet it was President Obama who bailed out Wall Street, Goldman-Sachs, GE (that made a profit of $14 billion yet paid no taxes), the car industry, the mortgage industry (Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, who are responsible for the deep economic recession we are experiencing today) and the banking industry, all at the expense of the American taxpayer.

Before touting President Obama’s achievements, take a further look at the following: One in seven Americans lives in poverty and is on food stamps. The latest government figures show a poverty rate increase from 12.7 percent to 13.2 percent or 39.8 million people. Unemployment is at its highest level since the Great Depression.

Furthermore, rather than being in two wars, President Obama has put us into three, the latest being Libya, and even now is fighting against congressional controls of the War Powers Act that he supported when George W. Bush was president. And this is the President Obama who was in office less than two weeks when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

STELLA JATRAS, Camp Hill

The last paragraph to my letter was deleted:

“I strongly recommend that everyone see the movie “Atlas Shrugged” which depicts the dangers of an overreaching federal government that picks winners and losers in the private sector, just as President Obama is doing today. Almost 20 percent of Obamacare waivers went to Nancy Pelosi’s district in California while Harry Reid’s entire state of Nevada received a waiver to opt out of Obamacare Other waiver recipients were labor unions which supported Obamacare being rammed through a Democrat Congress. To top it all, our President sides with the Mexican government against his own American citizens in the state of Arizona while his Department of Justice selectively decides which federal laws it will defend. Ironically, “Atlas Shrugged” was written over 50 years ago by Ayn Rand but we are living the nightmare today.”


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1 Al Benacquisto May 29, 2011 at 6:52 pm

You….are a mind reader!

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