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Republicans must actively oppose socialist policies

The Democrats have failed Economics 101. They have failed it in the classroom and failed to learn while on-the-job. The economic depression sinks deeper by their tax-and-spend policies. The Democrats’ “stimulus,” giving money to those on Social Security, did not, would not stimulate economic growth. Those on Social Security would spend much of the stimulus money to pay their bills or save it for future needs. To stimulate the economy, increase the dispensable income of the middle class and the rich who would then put it back into the community. The problem with that is the Democrats hate the rich and are only talk, concerning tax breaks for the middle income.

Democrats are doing great if they were socialists, doing what they can to bankrupt America and break down our American fabric. The Democrats govern as though infiltrated by socialists. The Democrat policies of penalizing the rich are what socialist countries do. Our president, in his first political campaign in Chicago, extensively used socialist volunteers. So why are we surprised at his policies now? The Democrats spend our money as though all our labors belonged to the government. That is what socialist countries do.

Now that the Republicans have gained the House they have the power to slow and sometimes stop the socialization of America. However, now looking back, the Republicans failed to use their power, misguided by the spirit of bipartisanship, to stop or repeal damaging legislation. The Republicans must begin to act like winners, not caving to the rampant accusations of the socialist Democrats. If the Republicans fail to actively oppose the socialist policies of the Democrats our liberty will further wane.

Roger W. Hancock

Auburn

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