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Credit well deserved

Credit well deserved

I heard Romney say on the radio that if the economy is improving the President should not get any credit for that. Really, he did say that. This from the candidate and usually from the party that blames him for all the economic problems of the world and yet can’t seem to acknowledge anything good he does. I believe we should give credit where credit is due. No credit for improving the auto industry and keeping Chrysler and GM from going under (most Republicans voted against), lowering unemployment, withdrawing from Iraq, reducing taxes for most Americans including the top 1 percent, striving to fix health care and cover the uninsured, close the donut hole, cover pre-existing conditions, put students on their parents health care and the other improvements of the Affordable Health Care act (things they want to do away with if elected).

In an effort to give credit where it is due, it seems only fair to acknowledge some of the accomplishments of the Republicans and the Bush administration. I admit they were very successful in convincing us that Saddam Hussein was responsible for the attack of 9/11 and that he was hiding weapons of mass destruction. Or think how much wages have gone up for us all, especially their most wealthy friends. One has to appreciate loyalty to those who donate so much. Then there is the great job the five activist Supreme Court justices are doing in protecting our right. So glad we are able to be strip searched now. What a job of protecting us from those voters who have no photo ID, like those seniors in nursing homes, too poor to drive, or students who live away from home. Lets all give them the credit they deserve, after all, they did it all right so far.

Jim Grimes


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