Letter: Look at what Schilling, GOP have done to nation


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Posted Online: Nov. 02, 2012, 2:07 pm
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People are concerned about the high price of health care. Republicans and Bobby Schilling will not let Medicare bargain for lower drug costs. There are groups that only pay 25 percent what Medicare pays.

People are complaining about high gas prices. All of the oil companies are owned by Republicans.

High unemployment is a concern. Factories are paying unprecedented overtime to avoid hiring new employees. President Obama had a jobs bill that would have put millions to work repairing roads, bridges, and railroads. Schilling and the Republicans stopped that.

Schilling and the Republicans oppose government regulations. The lack of regulations caused the coal mine disaster in West Virginia, the BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, and the banking fiasco. Mitt Romney has come down on both sides of abortion, contraceptives, the General Motors bailout and FEMA.

Romney was caught on tape calling 47 percent of Americans useless.
Republicans claim Obama had the power in 2009 to pass bills but that is false. He had the votes in the house but not in the Senate. At one time he had 58 Democrats and two independents, but six of those were blue dog Democrats.

Blue dog Democrats are conservatives. You need 60 votes in the Senate because of the outdated and previously seldom used filibuster rule.
Republicans put making Obama look like a do-nothing president ahead of the needs of our country. They use it on almost all business. Shame on them.

Lee Beardsley,
Coal Valley

















 



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