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September 16, 2012

Your view: Letters to the editor

Democrats and Clinton manipulate the truth

To the editor:

It comes as no shock that Bill Clinton would not tell the truth since he could not do it while president.

Clinton signed the bill that repealed the Glass-Steagall Act of 1932. This was the bill signed into law to prevent banks from investing in securities and other risky assets. Well hello Citibank and Solomon Smith Barney 1998. Also, it was Clinton who signed into law the Community Reinvestment Act. That wonderful piece of legislation was responsible for the housing crisis since it encouraged everyone to own a home even if they have no income. What a joke.

Now we see Clinton on television talking about the failed policies of the Republicans although he was the one responsible for those two pieces of legislation that have devastated the middle class and brought us to the edge of the fiscal cliff.

Barack Obama is not looking out for our interests and that is obvious to anyone with an open mind. He has constant appearances on Letterman and Leno with his “rock-star status” but has no time for heads of state to do the job which we hired him to do. He has divided and polarized this country like no other.

Democrats want to beat a dead horse and bring up nonsense like the “war on women”, “throwing Grandma off the cliff” and “Republicans are for the rich.” These are just obvious attempts to hide the inept job that the White House and for that matter Congress have done. They say Republicans blocked Obama’s budget but they won’t tell you that not one single legislator voted for it, Republican or Democratic, because it was so outrageous and over the top. When was the last time our Democratic controlled Senate passed a budget?

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