Tired of blame game, trash talk

The current campaign trash talk is so frustrating. Both sides contribute. It’s gone on forever and I suspect will continue. But why are so many listening this time? Everyone is down with so and so: “Blame Obama, Murray, blame Democrats.” Where are the majority that just voted for change two years ago? It takes a full term to get much progress. And why in the world has everyone forgotten that we were $8 trillion in debt when the current party took over, with trillions more committed to local budgets at all levels and overseas? It took eight years to create much of that debt — the length of Bush’s term in office and Republican control over the House and Senate.

The current recession was caused by the previous party’s practices. That’s why it’s called the “Bush recession.” The big money guys have already published the fact that the lowest part of the recession was in June of 2009. It started before Obama took office. We may be having a slow recovery, but we are having one.

We have spent two years mopping up a mess and trying to right the wrongs, and here we are listening to the trash talk. Like we don’t remember who created the problem. I do. I haven’t given up on change; no one ever said change would be easy. I hope people see the lies and propaganda being told. There must be others who remember the facts from the fiction. I hope they get out to vote because if we vote ourselves right back to where we were, forgetting which party created the problems, we are in big trouble.

Julie Tabor

Granite Falls

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