Friday, January 1, 2010

Mitchell Bard: The Republicans' Disdain for the American People Should Be the Story of 2009

Looking back on 2009, much of the discussion on TV news shows is whether President Obama and the Democrats in Congress correctly handled the problems facing the country. Somehow, a narrative seems to have emerged that the Democrats failed and would pay the price in the 2010 midterm elections.

But where is the discussion of how the Republicans have behaved in the last year?

The story for 2010 should be the Republican party's complete disregard for the needs of the American people. The party's decision to prioritize scoring political victories over the president, protecting corporate interests, and relying on lies to do it over solving problems and governing should be clear to anyone paying attention. Let's hope that when voters go to the polls in 2010, they remember who was trying to solve problems and who wasn't. Time will tell if we will ever fully recover from what Bush did to the country. The last thing we need is more Republican rule, offering more of the same failed policies.

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Everyone blames the President, but he must contend with Congress and the battle between parties. Why can't our country work together? President Obama is doing the best he can. For all the criticism of President Bush, weren't most of us behind him during 9/11? The average salary in Congress is six figures. Half of us make $30,000 a year or less. I think all of us need to get in touch with our Senators and Representatives and tell them what we want. Let them know how it is for us, especially those of us who are low-income. This article points up some good food for thought. We shouldn't give up on our leaders, but support them, and just tell them what struggles we have, what we need, let them know how we live. Before we criticize, we should get to know these men in office, whether we voted for them or not. It's easy to criticize a man or woman we don't know. Let's be fair, People!

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