Reader ignores facts to try to make his points

Published 9:47 am Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I was challenged for my letter stating that Bill Clinton signed NAFTA into law. Well, he did, although he had enough votes to stop it.

There were three ways to stop it. First, a veto would have stopped it. Second, the House could have voted it down. Third, the Senate could refused to bring it up for a vote.

Neither happened.

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As for the letter writer’s contention that my head is in the sand, I believe someone else’s is there.

In 2009, the Democrats in the House had a 254 to 181 edge over Republicans, which mean that they can pass anything they want to pass since they only needed to have 218 for any bill. Now, in the Senate, they had a 60 to 40 vote advantage, which means the Republicans couldn’t stop any bill that was brought up.

It doesn’t take a genius to see that the Republicans can’t stop anything.

Now, as for Weapons of Mass Destruction, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Tony Blair and most of Europe thought the same and publicly said so.

And, finally, we were told by his letter how much money was lost to rich people, (2.85 trillion) of this deficit of this only leaves ($2.15 trillion) of his deficit for this war in Iraq and Afghan for a total of 7 years, and now he is trying to say that the nearly $3 trillion of President Obama’s deficit is for just one year.

What a joke!

He states the war under Bush wasn’t included in the deficit. This is bunk. You try to do what President Obama is doing and see how long you live in your home or automobile or even get groceries.

Just keep spending and some day you will be OK.

Again, what a joke.

America is going broke. It is a debt that we cannot sustain.

Homer Campbell