Republicans' return to power questioned after Democrats' successes

I need some help. There are some things I just don't understand, maybe you can help?

Six years ago, Republicans were in control, which meant big business had, in essence, virtually no governmental constraints. Suddenly we found ourselves in a dire situation, on the brink of a second depression.

We turned control over to the Democrats (more or less). Unemployment was at it's highest percentage since the early 1970s and the national debt was at it's highest percentage in recorded history, since nobody was paying taxes and we had to bail out unregulated banks. We — as a country — were at a virtual historic low with high unemployment, huge national debt, public confidence at a historic low and the stock market in the proverbial tank. Almost all of which could (and should) be blamed on Republicans.

It's six years later and unemployment is virtually nonexistent, middle family incomes are growing, consumer confidence is rising and the disenfranchised in our society have access to affordable heath care. So what do we do?

We throw out congressional Democrats and make sure the next time the White House is up for grabs, it's a virtual guarantee Republicans will get it. The only thing they care about is making sure one-tenth of the 1 percent get to keep things the way they are.


What am I missing?

John Davenport


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