U.S. has complex problems, GOP has simple answers

2012-12-23T00:00:00Z U.S. has complex problems, GOP has simple answers nwitimes.com
December 23, 2012 12:00 am

Clearly, the United States is facing some major problems.

  • Our roads, bridges, sewers, and water lines are crumbling, some even dating from the 19th century.
  • Our electrical grid is seriously outdated.
  • Our educational system seemingly cannot produce graduates able to compete in math and science with students from other industrialized nations.
  • Millions of our citizens, many of them children, are homeless and hungry.
  • Our health care system lags far behind systems in other modern, industrialized nations, except in infant mortality rates, at which we excel.
  • The top 1 percent of our wealthiest citizens possess more wealth than the bottom 90 percent.
  • We spend more on our military than the next 13 ranked nations combined.

And this is just for starters.

Fortunately, the Republican Party has an amazingly simple, two-pronged solution to all of these and other complex problems we face: Cut spending (but not on the military) and lower taxes on corporations and the wealthy.

- John Feaster, Valparaiso

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