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Are we better off than when Obama took office?

September 5, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

To the editor:

Romney raised the issue in his speech if we are better off than when President Barack Obama took office. YEAH! Are you kidding me? Of course we are!

When Obama took office America was lying in the street dying from a near fatal wound from the last Republican president. The banking system collapsed. We were losing 750,000 jobs a month. Housing collapsed. Construction stopped. The auto industry was in a death spiral. America was in a state of complete panic. Our nation was dying under Bush.

Granted it would be nice if things were better but we're still here. If we had elected yet another Republican president there wouldn't be an America today. I don't think Romney thought that question through because if we remember how things were the day Obama took office there's no way we're going back there again. Why would Romney bring that up?

Marc Perkel

Gilroy, Calif.



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