Letter to Editor: Bumpass woman confronts Jon Taylor

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm

To the Editor:

Whoa there, Jon Taylor.  By bring the House of Representatives into this campaign you have open the door for other to do the same from Mr. Bush’s Presidency.  I believe the current House gained a Republican majority in 2010 to curb President Obama’s rampant spending, and to curb his attach on the Constitution by appointing a lot of “czars” that he said didn’t have to be approved by Congress.  The first two years of his Presidency he was “rubber-stamped” by both houses with no questions asked.

Well, Mr. Bush’s second term ran from January 2005 until January 2009, when President Obama was sworn in.  On January 3, 2007, a Democratic majority was seated in both the Senate and House.  On that day the DOW Jones closed at 12,621, the unemployment rate of 4.6 percent, and there has been 52 straight months of job growth.  January 3, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.  The economic meltdown that happened 15 months was in what part of the economy?  Banking and Financial Services.  President Obama was a part of that Senate and fought against reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  The Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.  For fiscal year 2009, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed the President entire by passing continuing resolutions until President Obama was sworn in.

For full letter, please see the online or printed edition for Sept. 27.

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