Re: "Democrats: Governance hurts American prosperity" (letter, 3-22).
If the writer were any farther off base he'd be tagged out.
There has not been a full-blown budget passed since 1997. Both parties work on continuing resolutions to fund the federal budget. Budgets are hard to pass when you have a party using thinly veiled Social Darwinism as its basis for prosperity. That means gutting as many social programs as you can. The Democrats simply won't allow it.
The Affordable Care Act, or - as some disdainfully call it - “Obamacare,” that was rammed through has enrolled 10 million uninsured. This is such a great achievement that it has irked the Republican-controlled Congress to the point of trying 54 times to repeal it. Besides, they can't agree on their own bills, let alone pass them, so who is truly dysfunctional?
It takes very little effort to find out where this country was six years ago and where it is today. By no means is our country 100 percent recovered from the disastrous Bush years, but in comparison it’s awfully close.
The stock market has risen 10,000 points, unemployment has dropped to 5.5 percent, and we have had 42 straight months of economic growth and 7.5 million new jobs in the private sector. Not bad for a president with a left-wing agenda as compared to a right-wing agenda
I'm always amused by those who throw to the wind a saying attributed to Daniel Patrick Moynihan: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”