Letter writer is being unfair to Obama

The Gazette Opinion Staff
Published: February 17 2014 | 1:37 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 3:46 am in

An opinion letter, (“Get America on track: elect a conservative,” Feb. 11 by J. Fred Doornbos) states: “During the last six years, the United States lost many jobs because of President Obama’s war on the coal industry.” Just one of many inaccuracies listed as President Obama took office just five years ago.

The writer forgot, or chose to ignore, the loss of 2.4 million jobs in 2008 under conservative George W. Bush, a job loss which continued for months because of the worst recession since the Great Depression. He forgets the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street under the conservative Bush and the $1.6 trillion budget deficit which began in October 2008 under the conservative Bush.

More than 8 million jobs have been created in the last four years, the deficit is projected to be less than $600 billion this year, General Motors is alive and well, bin Laden is not and we have not gotten into any disastrous wars under President Obama.

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but don’t you think they should be at least remotely based on fact?

Larry Hodgden


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