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To the editor:
With so much talk about the upcoming election, I couldn’t help but wonder why an election is necessary. Consider the following:
Our government was established with three branches: executive, legislative and judicial. Basically, the executive is the presidency, the legislative the Senate and House of Representatives and the judicial is the Supreme Court.
Republicans have controlled the presidency for 20 of the past 28 years.
One could argue after President Ronald Reagan’s appointments to the Supreme Court, the court has exhibited and ruled in a conservative manner generally reflecting the views of the Republican Party.
During six of the eight-year Bush administration, the Republican Party controlled the presidency, the Senate, the House of Representatives and, effectively, the Supreme Court. Why didn’t they overturn Roe vs. Wade or eliminate gun control?
An overview of this 28-year period reveals the fiscally conservative Republican Party resulted in budget deficits of $200 billion, $300 billion and $482 billion during the terms of presidents Reagan, George H. Bush and George W. Bush, respectively.
The only budget surplus of $200 billion resulted from the “tax and spend” term of Democratic President Bill Clinton.
During this same 28-year period, wages and the ability to maintain standards of living have diminished. Middle-class Americans have endured an orchestrated and purposely implemented plan of elimination. Their wealth has been significantly lessened from their gains of years past.
Where did your money go?
We’re engaged in a costly war that resulted due to our country’s first ever pre-emptive strike on a sovereign nation. The current financial situation didn’t just happen; it was brought about. Who gained wealth? Who lost wealth? Were you bailed-out?
The United States of America has experienced tragedies like this twice in our history, both during Republican administrations. We will suffer the consequences of this most recent tragedy for many years.
The preceding represents only a small fraction of the record of failures and actions directed toward the elimination of the middle class by Republican administrations. As successful as Republican administrations have been, why would we want to change?
They have exhibited a consistent ability to “stay the course” and reshuffle the wealth of our great United States of America. Why not just extend the ability to continue their plan by electing Sen. John McBush as president?
S. Eugene Ruff