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by rshill7
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Letters To Ed :-)

"We've been duped by the Republicans. Kentucky Sen. and minority leader Mitch McConnell in a news conference one day after the election, stated that the single and sole goal of the GOP over the next two years is: to make Barack Obama a single term president. What an arrogant and obnoxious goal and statement. There agenda before the election was to get votes by promising that there first goals were jobs, the economy and health care reform. It seems their goal is to grab power, not to do things for the people that are in need of jobs and or unemployment pay, health care for those that don't have it, and the people losing their homes. This is the same party that wanted the auto plants and their suppliers to go out of business. We are just coming back from what they did to this country, and now we have them back to do the same things to our country again. What a mess the next two years is going to bring to this country. Talk about partisanship." Carl D. Leow Rogers Cit

 
 

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"Reagan nearly tripled the federal budget deficit. During the Reagan years, the debt increased to nearly $3 trillion, “roughly three times as much as the first 80 years of the century had done altogether.” Reagan enacted a major tax cut his first year in office and government revenue dropped off precipitously. Despite the conservative myth that tax cuts somehow increase revenue, the government went deeper into debt and Reagan had to raise taxes just a year after he enacted his tax cut. Despite ten more tax hikes on everything from gasoline to corporate income, Reagan was never able to get the deficit under control."

Posted 20 days ago.

"Reagan grew the size of the federal government tremendously. Reagan promised “to move boldly, decisively, and quickly to control the runaway growth of federal spending,” but federal spending “ballooned” under Reagan. He bailed out Social Security in 1983 after attempting to privatize it, and set up a progressive taxation system to keep it funded into the future. He promised to cut government agencies like the Department of Energy and Education but ended up adding one of the largest — the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, which today has a budget of nearly $90 billion and close to 300,000 employees. He also hiked defense spending by over $100 billion a year to a level not seen since the height of the Vietnam war. "

Posted 20 days ago.

"Reagan gave amnesty to 3 million undocumented immigrants. Reagan signed into law a bill that made any immigrant who had entered the country before 1982 eligible for amnesty. The bill was sold as a crackdown, but its tough sanctions on employers who hired undocumented immigrants were removed before final passage. The bill helped 3 million people and millions more family members gain American residency. It has since become a source of major embarrassment for conservatives."

Posted 20 days ago.

"Reagan illegally funneled weapons to Iran. Reagan and other senior U.S. officials secretly sold arms to officials in Iran, which was subject to a an arms embargo at the time, in exchange for American hostages. Some funds from the illegal arms sales also went to fund anti-Communist rebels in Nicaragua — something Congress had already prohibited the administration from doing. When the deals went public, the Iran-Contra Affair, as it came to be know, was an enormous political scandal that forced several senior administration officials to resign."

Posted 20 days ago.

"Reagan vetoed a comprehensive anti-Apartheid act. which placed sanctions on South Africa and cut off all American trade with the country. Reagan’s veto was overridden by the Republican-controlled Senate. Reagan responded by saying “I deeply regret that Congress has seen fit to override my veto,” saying that the law “will not solve the serious problems that plague that country.”

Posted 20 days ago.

"Reagan helped create the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden. Reagan fought a proxy war with the Soviet Union by training, arming, equipping, and funding Islamist mujahidin fighters in Afghanistan. Reagan funneled billions of dollars, along with top-secret intelligence and sophisticated weaponry to these fighters through the Pakistani intelligence service. The Talbian and Osama Bin Laden — a prominent mujahidin commander — emerged from these mujahidin groups Reagan helped create, and U.S. policy towards Pakistan remains strained because of the intelligence services’ close relations to these fighters. In fact, Reagan’s decision to continue the proxy war after the Soviets were willing to retreat played a direct role in Bin Laden’s ascendancy."

Posted 20 days ago.

Carter created 10.5 million jobs in 4 years, Bush 1 million jobs in 8 years. Bears repeating. Those with no stake in the Iraq war love Bush, not their blood or anyone they knew dying for no reason whatsoever. The dead and wounded are just numbers to them.

Posted 20 days ago.

Republicans couldn't name 3 presidents if you spotted them Lincoln and Reagan.

Posted 20 days ago.

amos57usa

I didn't even read Fletcher or Speer for free. I will stop in for obits and a comment here. The right wing Alpena News can't separate natural human selfishness from greed. I hear Bob Greene did a fine piece on religion.

Posted 20 days ago.

rshill7

...and be made to write the U.S. Constitution in both English and Sanskrit at least 100 times, just before having it inscribed in cuneiform on his or her forehead.

A new poll asked folks to identify the worst President since WWII, and most folks named Barack Obama. Those same folks also said Reagan was the best. No surprise there, or there.

I'd like to hear the same question posed about who the worst President was with the timeline extended back to George Washington's day, just to prove that most people would name O' the worst U.S. President of all time. Think his worst trophy numbers would rise like a superheated B.O. balloon.

To his credit though, he "organized" much more than a "community", he organized an entire nation, into rating he as the worst. That's natural, innate, organizational talent there folks!

Ok, but who was second to the worst? Well, I think Barack would fill that position too, with Jimmy Carter coming in a close third.

Posted 21 days ago.

rshill7

The acronym for the Obama administration and his democrat sycophant's use of the the phrase "war on women" is WOW. Appropriate isn't it? It's what you'd say to the most hypocritical thing you've ever seen or heard. Wow!

Each time they use that phrase, you should probaly think of WOW, much like you think of FBI when someone says Federal Bureau of Investigation, or IRS when some says Internal Revenue Service, which should incidentally, change it's acronym to something more like EMBHP, for E-Mail Black Hole Phenomenon.

I think 'War on Women' ought be changed to women's war on Obama. WWOB, whether that acronym looks like a southern radio station or not.

Obama's female staff still make about 10K less than his male staff, and I had no idea his male staff was even entitled to separate pay. (rimshot!) Not sure what Julia makes as a cartoon character though, probably duppin'. The person who came up with it though should be a paid a proper whoppin' whippin'...

Posted 21 days ago.

rshill7

Breaking!

Hillary's book sales suck! Is it because sycophants can't read? Does she offer audio versions?

Norm, help me out here. Turn your BS generator off for a second, it's interfering with the frequency of Jax's.

What, if at all, do you think?

Posted 21 days ago.

rshill7

Stick an "s" on the the end of twin there, to make the stupid pair plural.

Posted 21 days ago.

rshill7

Thank you boobsie borg fool twin. Lies are like crack to you huh? Bake 'em in a pastry and divvy it up.

Posted 21 days ago.

normanlake

Confusing 'communism' with theocratic fascism is easy for the simple minded, as shrill is so fond of spreading misconceptions.

Posted 21 days ago.

normanlake

BS is BS, there is no substituting. SHRILL, your stock in trade has always been pretending, so keep it up, we need a comic foil. Jax, you will need to say it again, it takes several tries to get through a thick skull, as it is easier to deny than to read and absorb.

Posted 21 days ago.

The News is now running editorials and news no one reads, unless they pay $15 a month. I guess it will be adios if they block the posting here, which I am sure is coming. You can still get the news for free from alpenanow, but who would pay for Fletcher's drivel?

Posted 21 days ago.

A bunch of black people voted for a Republican in Mississippi and the Tea Party is claiming fraud. Doesn't get funnier than that. GOP is courting blacks, but doesn't want them to vote. Hilarious.

Posted 21 days ago.

RS, I'll repeat it for you. Hobby Lobby used to cover the abortion inducing drugs until Obama got in. Also, Hobby Lobby's 401K investments include many companies who perform abortions. But what is it about Obama they don't like, something, what could it be?

Posted 21 days ago.

rshill7

Rather than go to site called Americans For Prosperity, I should look for one called Americans For Poverty, or Americans For Communism?

Posted 22 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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