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Letter: Just remember

Published: Saturday, April 13, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

We are starting to see the negative impact of the sequester on the economy, just as President Barack Obama correctly predicted. And it will continue to prevent hiring and investment as the economy slows down. Forget a robust recovery. After all, the constant budget cuts have worked so well in Europe that conservatives want to adopt that approach here in the U.S.

The Republicans, as Speaker John Boehner has said, are “pretty happy” with the federal budget cuts. So, once again, the right-wingers in the GOP are – through constant filibusters in the Senate (60 votes required, instead of a simple majority) and refusal to bring up legislation for a vote in the House (something might actually pass) – forcing drastic cuts, instead of presenting a balanced approach that would more fairly spread the pain.   

When it comes time to vote in the 2014 mid-term elections, just remember the Republicans stalled the recovery via cutbacks, just like the politicians in Europe. Thus, we have another demonstration of right-wingers opposing the president, instead of creating more middle-class jobs and improving the economy.

Tom Minnerick

Elgin

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