Election offers chance to eliminate gridlock
To the Editor:
Four years ago, Barack Obama was elected president. kormally, he would have four years to get his programs through Congress and hopefully improve the things that are wrong in this country. Possibly because of the arrogance of kancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in combination with Obamacare, a Republican Congress was elected two years later. I
didn’t vote for Obama nor did I like the way they put through his health care program. The majority of the country voiced their opinion of not wanting anything to do with this health care program but they shoved it down our throats with little discussion and no compromise. For the last two years, government has been in gridlock because the Republicans’ main agenda is getting rid of Obama and they don’t care about anything else, including American citizens. I don’t know which party is worse.
I’m sorry, I can’t blame any president for a bad or good economy except Jimmy Carter and his zero-base budgeting policy, which gave us almost 10 percent unemployment, 16 percent mortgage interest rates and double digit inflDWiRn. 7RGDy’V HFRnRPy problem is from corporate greed and mortgage companies that would give a mortgage to anyone. Bill Clinton was the luckiest president ever. He rode the wave of the Internet explosion that gave the economy an enormous boost. deorge W. was the unluckiest president since 1941. He barely got his feet wet and 9/11 came along and as you know we suffered a severe blow not just to the economy but to loss of life and the feeling of security. I may be the only one, but I think he handled the situation probably as good as anyone could have possibly done. I don’t fault him for anything he did and a lot of people don’t realize what other good programs he pushed through.
As far as Mitt Romney goes, I don’t know which one is running for president: the one campaigning or the one debating. He and Paul Ryan scare me with their proposals.
If you want Barack Obama, you have to give him a Democratic Congress or we will have four more years of gridlock. I think they can tweak the health care program and make it good for everyone.
It’s up to you. Robert A Tossona
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5. Will ask millionaires to pay their fair share of taxes?
6. Will do more to privatize Social Security and Medicare?
7. Will support the Affordable Care Act?
8. Will not gut environmental regulations that protect our water and air?
9. Will be aggressive in enforcing banking regulations to prevent another Wall Street debacle?
10. Will not lie and distort the facts to make political points?
11. Will not encourage racial hatred through incendiary words or slurs?
12. Will maintain the separation of church and state?
What are the changes that Republicans will think that these are worthwhile issues?
Who do you trust? Judy Hughes
Blue Bell our efforts to put fresh, organic produce into the hands of community members who have limited access to these crops. We were able to donate 200 pounds of nonperishable and 36 pounds of perishable produce to the Mattie k. Dixon Community Cupboard as a result of donations from people who attended our event.
Special thanks to the Temple University Ambler staff who assisted us in making this event possible and to the judges of our garlic cookoff: Chef Kaylin Miska of Forest & Main Brewing Co., Chef Peter Kaiser of McMenamins Tavern and Chef Alexandra Fries of Earth - Bread + Brewery. Thank you also Warren Holtzman and Jesse Daniels from Ironworks StuGiR IRU WKH PDJnifiFHnW KRSV trellis, thank you to all who attended our event and thank you to those listed below for yRXU UDIflH GRnDWiRnV:
Ambler dolf Shop, Ambler Skateshop, Brittingham’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, BilliJo Farren, the D’Agostino family, D’Agostino’s Carpets, Dragon’s Den, Earth - Bread + Brewery, Fireside Bar & drille, Food for All, Forest & Main Brewing Co., dalaxy Hydroponics, Hadley Howe, Horticultural Solutions Inc., Julia’s on the do Deli, McKeevers Tavern, McMennamins Tavern, the O’Brien Family, Primex, Rhodes darden, Robertson’s Flowers, Sew Vintage, Sweet uscape Hair Salon, Twisters Yoga & Fitness and Wild Shepherd Farm.
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