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Posted November 2, 2012 | 15 Comments
Letter to the Editor: Vote Democratic on Tuesday
Have you ever bought a lemon?
Have you ever bought a car that turned out to be a lemon? Did you swear off that brand and buy something different the next time? For what reason would you ever go back to the company that made the lemon or to the salesman who sold you that lemon?
During the Bush years a lot of people found out that they had a lemon when they bought into the economic policies of the Republican Party, so in November 2008 they changed brands.
In the run up to the 2008 election people knew that the economy was bad. Then early in 2009 the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) had decreased by 3.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008 and the economy was losing jobs like mad - more than 800,000 jobs lost that January alone. In a final revision, the BLS revealed that the actual GDP loss in the 4th Quarter of 2008 was 8.9 percent - the worst since the Great Depression.
So I ask, what has happened to you personally (not what you may have heard from the Republican spinmeisters) that was caused by Obama and the Democrats that would make you want to go back to the Republican brand?
It took us 10 years and World War II (the largest stimulus package in history) to get us out of the Great Depression. Let's give Obama a reasonable amount of time to get us out of the huge mess caused by Republican economic policies - the same policies espoused by Mitt Romney.
Vote Democratic on Tuesday.
Waller Wilson, Front Royal