Two-thirds of the way through Harry Reid's letter to the editor ("Unfair attack on Obama," Feb. 2), I concluded that it was written by some silly Democratic partisan repeating talking points from the Democratic National Committee. When I got to the end, I saw that I was right.
There is no evidence that the president has the slightest concern about the $6 trillion in additional debt accumulated during his first term. In the inaugural address, he placed all the deficit drivers (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid) off limits and called for more taxes (as did Sen. Reid on Sunday).
Far from "walking away" from a budget deal, House Speaker John Boehner showed more courage than President Obama has ever shown. Meantime, Reid's Senate has for three years refused to produce a budget, as required by law.
Sen. Reid admits that news travels slowly to his home town. No wonder he doesn't know that the economy is slipping back into recession, the "stimulus" has had a negative impact on job creation, the Obama regulatory binge has frozen entrepreneurial activity and the Obamacare bill that Sen. Reid rammed through on a party-line vote is already increasing health insurance costs and discouraging medical innovation.
Gordon S. Jones
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