The readers of Mike McClellan’s latest piece on the Opinion page should be asking Mike why he has neglected to include some facts that do not support the re-election of progressive candidates. Mike neglected to inform you that the Dow exceeded 14,000 points in September 2007 after the Democrats took control of the House and Senate and handed control of the financial markets to Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. As a result of the expertise of these two and the uncertainty of Obama’s election, investors pulled back and the market swooned.
If you read Mike’s opinion piece carefully, you will notice that all of the bad things that happened were at the end of 2008 when a man was elected who promised to share the wealth of those who feed our economy with those who want their share of your effort. No wonder investors pulled back. Ask Mike how he explains gasoline prices doubling in less than four years. Ask Mike if he can justify the true rate of unemployment at over 12 percent after less than four years. Ask Mike if he doesn’t honestly believe that jobs shipped overseas are a direct result of the greed of his beloved unions.