Amazed by GOP’s incompetence
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DEAR EDITOR:

I am amazed at the incompetence of Republicans in Washington when it comes to explaining the simplest issues. For example, they go way into the weeds explaining our spending and debt when all they have to say is; “Last year, the government took in $2.7 trillion, spent $3.8 trillion and our national debt is $16.6 trillion.”

That is like a family of four making $27,000 a year spending $38,000, with $166,000 in credit card debt. That is a recipe for disaster. At that rate this family will just add to that debt and never pay off the credit card. Fortunately, when a family does this, the debt dies with the parents who ran it up.

Unfortunately, when a country does that, the debt does not die with the ones who ran it up, and their children have to pay off the debts of the previous generation who caused it.

Obama’s spending policies will make your children pay for the debts he is running up. Republicans want to reduce the debt and save your children from the burden of paying off an impossible debt, run up by Obama’s policies. How hard is that for them to say?

About the debt. All they have to do is quote Obama, who, as a candidate in 2008, criticized then-President George W. Bush for adding $4 trillion to the national debt, saying; “The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion dollars for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added $4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child,” “That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic,” Obama said on July 3, 2008, at a campaign event. If you don’t believe it, Google it.

On sequestration, Obama claims it was a Republican idea that will cause the economy to fail.

First, they should quote famed reporter Robert Woodward who reported the idea came from the White House. Second, they need to explain that while Obama claims these cuts are so drastic school teachers and police will lose their jobs and White House tours must be canceled, teachers and police are not paid by the federal government and his golf trip with Tiger Woods would have kept the White House tours going for six months or more. They could also explain that the $85 billion only amounts to 2.5 percent of the annual budget.

With all the waste and fraud in the government, surely it can cut 2.5 percent. Especially since on Jan. 1, the FICA tax that comes out of workers’ paychecks went up by 2 percent, forcing all working Americans to learn to live with a 2 percent pay cut.

These are just three of hundreds of examples, where the ball has been teed up by the Republican Party Leadership in Washington, yet they can’t take advantage of it. Is it any wonder they lose elections and Obama is making them look like bumbling idiots?

Conrad Quagliaroli

Woodstock
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