In response to Len Maydwell, June 4, “Republicans’ goals are not Americans’ goals,” I agree that our goal should be “liberty and justice for all” and not liberty and justice for the wealthy 1 percent.
It was refreshing to read an article by a Republican turned Independent. It’s no wonder that many Republicans are rethinking their association with today’s Republican Party. The GOP has changed due to the tea party’s (Koch Brothers) influence over the proposed policies being exploited in the Republican House of Representatives.
Every registered voter should read Maydwell’s article to realize that the Republican Party’s proposals exult the top 1 percent, leaving the middle class unrepresented.
The conservatives’ proposal to create jobs is to follow Europe’s austerity movement. Unemployment in Europe is 11 percent, and spending cuts by the consumers, businesses and the government may eventually cause a worldwide recession.
The movement is having a ripple effect on the U.S. where businesses are holding on to their profits and keeping employment numbers low until things get better in Europe.
There is literally nothing that either presidential candidate can do to create jobs until businesses feel more confident. Both parties have jobs plans, but the Republican Party insists on further cuts in spending.
I’m sure Obama’s plan involves government spending, but maybe it’s about time to forget about the deficit and get people working again.
Let us not forsake the ideology of “liberty and justice for all” and condemn the party that will look after the top 1 percent of the population if elected.
Are you kidding me? Crude oil has been going down, down, down; unleaded wholesale gas just closed at $2.65 a gallon, and we’re supposed to just accept that we have to pay almost $4 at the pump because a refinery in Illinois is going to be doing some maintenance?
Give me a break! Every day, record quantities of gasoline refined here in the U.S. are being exported to other countries. None of that could be diverted here? There are no pipelines coming to Indiana? Tanker trucks cannot find their way here? Trains with tank cars aren’t allowed into our state? Is there a wall around Indiana; is there a moat filled with alligators?
When George W. was president and gas was $2 at the pump, the Democrats were screaming that he was in collusion with Big Oil.
Now, even though President Obama has stated he hates all manner of fossil fuels, defied a federal court order to allow drilling the Gulf of Mexico, and the pump price of gas has doubled since he took office, we don’t hear a peep from the Democrats. Yet in spite of all that, given the price of crude oil and wholesale price of gas, we still shouldn’t be paying more than $3 at the pump.
Where’s the outrage? Give me a break!