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Letter to the Editor

December 4, 2012

Obama’s presidency is the final liberal straw

Liberal-progressive presidents are responsible for the rise in government growth, contrary to the dictates of the Constitution. Indeed, government growth and abuse of power began with the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt, continued with Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, then Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, both of whom are directly responsible for the housing crash and financial meltdown.

Then comes President Barack Obama with a liberal-progressive vengeance in his first term with a Democrat Congress that threw fiscal borrowing and spending restraint to the wind with a wasted trillion dollar stimulus bill, and yearly trillion dollar deficits that sent the national debt soaring from $10 trillion to more than $16 trillion — stemmed only by spontaneous tea party voter revolt resulting in Republican control of the House of Representatives.

But not before President Obama and his Democrats rammed through the enormous, costly and needless “Unaffordable Healthcareless Act,” and the Dodd-Frank financial disaster laws — as if their culpability in the housing crash wasn’t enough. Then, of course, Mr. Obama’ monarchial edicts are elevated with more than 6,000 further regulations and continuing his war against affordable energy and energy independence.

Surely, the “fiscal cliff” is meaningless to President Obama and Democrats — who extended the Bush tax cuts rather than making them permanent, and intend to raise taxes beyond merely letting the tax cuts expire January 2013 — which, coupled with the coming costs of “Obamacare” will decimate businesses, jobs and the middle class. Alas, America has already been deceived, betrayed and pushed off the “fiscal cliff” — hard landing dead ahead.

Daniel B. Jeffs
Apple Valley

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