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Disagrees with columnist’s point of view

October 26, 2012
The Alpena News

In his Op-Ed last Saturday, "Economic Figures Not Good for Obama", Mr. Speer encourages all of us to base our presidential choice on "fact, not emotion".

Good start Bill.

While you were doing your fact based research for the article, did you run across any of these facts?

Petroleum prices don't have anything to do with who's sitting in the oval office, They're tied to the world economy; always have been, always will be.

A cornerstone plank of the Romney/Ryan economic plan is to eliminate "certain tax loopholes" to counterbalance proposed tax cuts. Bill, did Mitt or Paul call you and let you know what loopholes will be eliminated? If so, please let the rest of us know. We would like the facts as well. Should we give up our home mortgage deduction so that Mitt can put more money in his Swiss bank accounts?

Or how about this fact: Wall Street is doing well because most of its labor costs are overseas. What is Mitt's track record as a spread sheet guy on outsourcing? Check the facts before you answer that one, Bill.

The idea that trickle down economic policy will help grow the middle class is, like religion, a belief, not a fact.

Gary Knudson




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