They are still at it. After the inaugural on Jan. 20, 2009, Republican leaders gathered and decided to make sure the Obama administration serves one term — that it fail.
Given the precarious economic situation after the George W. Bush near depression of 2008, that decision and putting up constant roadblocks by filibustering any progressive plan came close to treason.
The new administration was able to save the American auto industry, bail out the banks, and provide the stimulus funds to begin the slow recovery to what it is today — unemployment down, profits up.
The 212 Republican congressmen gave control of what could be a crucial vote to raise taxes to an unelected Grover Norquist, who aims to shrink government, including Social Security and Medicare. Medicare has been too successful because it has kept people alive longer.
What kind of country wants a few extremely wealthy plutocrats and a majority underclass? When will greed become recognized as a moral evil?
- Clarence Albers, Valparaiso