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Letter: A pattern emerges with Democratic leadership

Posted: May 21, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: May 21, 2012 1:55 a.m.

"A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its pants on." - Winston Churchill

Democrats realize that four years of hype and blame have left them in the position of having to convince you that the last four years didn't happen, and George W. Bush is still president.

They offer false allegations and misstatements about the past. For example, Kevin Buck on May 8 asserts that the Reagan tax cuts were responsible for the deficit. He neglects to tell you that by the time Reagan left office, revenue to the government doubled.

He approaches the reason for the deficit; "I am sure to be reminded that it was the spendthrift Democrats in Congress responsible." Mr. Buck and Lee Rogers would have you believe that Bush's tax cuts let to the deficit, but neglect to tell you that revenue to the government markedly increased and 52 straight months of job creation followed. Whence the deficit?

The last year Republicans controlled Congress, they produced the budget for F.Y. 2007. This produced a deficit of $161 billion, the fifth straight year of decline; unemployment was 5.7 percent.

After taking over Congress, Democrats next year produced a deficit of $458 billion. Obama was elected and the deficit rose to $1.5 trillion, where it's stayed.

Who best to solve America's economic problems? Recently, the Wall Street Journal ranked the states in terms of business climate. At the top was Texas, run entirely by Republicans; with no income tax, sales tax revenues are up 10 percent since their policies attract business. Dead last at no. 50 was California, run entirely by Democrats; their tax revenues are down by 20 percent since their policies drive business to other states.

Are you better off than you were $5 trillion ago?







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