History shows GOP presidents have worse deficit records
There should be no more rhetoric from Republicans that they can control our runaway debt better than spend-thrift Democrats.
Shouldn't we see what the data says about past history, say from Eisenhower to George W. Bush?
How much has the national debt increased when Republicans and Democrats were in the White House? From the first budget year of each president until the end of the last budget year for that administration, here are the debt percentages increased for each adminstration: Eisenhower (R) 9 percent; Kennedy (D) 8 percent; Johnson (D) 13 percent; Nixon/Ford (R) 98 percent; Carter (D) 43 percent; Reagan (R) 186 percent; George H.W. Bush (R) 54 percent; Clinton (D) 32 percent; and George W. Bush (R) 105 percent.
The data is found at treasurydirect.gov/govt/
reports/pd/histdebt/histdebt.htm, a U.S. Government website. Budget
years end on Sept. 30.
Without much careful study, the data shows that without exception
every Republican administration oversaw debt increases compared with
every Democratic administration it followed - every single one of them!
Not one Republican president since Eisenhower failed to double the debt
percentage of a Democrat before them. Since Nixon/Ford, not one
Republican administration has delivered a debt increase percentage lower
that any Democrat. Yet each Democratic president reduced the pace of
our debt increase compared with every Republican predecessor - every
single one of them!
Listen to the rhetoric, but what will drive your decision? The data
loudly renounces any Republican claim to fiscal mastery from the White
House, the obvious result of failed policies and often, reckless
Too much law enforcement used in high-speed chases
This is about high-speed chases performed by law enforcement all over
When this occurs numerous law enforcement vehicles respond - too many
to count and way more necessary for the situation.
Utilizing a large number of vehicles from law enforcement thereby
leaves criminals an opening to commit crimes where law enforcement
It also creates no assistance for other emergencies until a unit is
As it is, without any high-speed chases, response time for assistance
Pre. Obama can't or won't run on his record - why is that?
Why don't politicians run on their record anymore?
Seriously, what happen to campaigns that touted the experience,
successes and accomplishments of a candidate?
Mr. Obama has been in office for three years, two of which he enjoyed
a super-majority in both houses of Congress. Today, he can't or won't
run on his own record. Why is that?
He began his 2008 candidacy by attacking everyone for the ills of our
country, had no experience himself as a leader and promised the hopeful
everything under the sun. In three years, he has delivered little (if
anything) on any of his 2008 promises that he would or will run on for
his 2012 re-election bid.
He has $4 trillion dollars; engaged billions of taxpayer dollars in
risky "investments," some of which have failed or are failing as
predicted by heads within his own economic circle and independent
federal agencies. The Obama administration has choked the businesses
sectors with job-killing regulations and has created an environment
where our entrepreneurial spirit and industry, less confident of our
uncertain future, is left sitting on the sidelines as a result or until
Mr. Obama and his administration are gone.
I am concerned, but not shocked, that Mr. Obama, Democrat
congressional leaders and labor union leadership have voiced support for
the unfocused Occupy Wall Street mob. OWS, too, seems to have no plan
Ken Blackwell, former Ohio Secretary of State, once said "We're
rapidly becoming a culture where earning money doesn't entitle you to
it, but wanting it does." This is our America today. Entitlements
without responsibility, oversight or accountability invite the waste of
billions in fraud and abuse annually. This is the culture in Washington
and in California too.
To his credit, Mr. Obama is doing exactly what he said he was going
to do back in 2008. He said he would fundamentally transform the United
States of America.
This is one promise he has kept. Consider the developments over the
last three years of a sustained 9.1 percent unemployment, a housing
market on life support and spending faster than we can borrow. Is this
the "hope" and "change" you signed up for? Can we really afford four
more years of talk with little resolve?
We are not Occupy Wall Street protestors. There is a plan, we have
solutions and we must vote.
Can we do better 2012? Yes we can and yes we will.
Farewell to a dear co-worker and friend, Roger N. Taylor Jr.
It was with great sorrow and a deep personal sense of loss that I
read the obituary for Roger N. Taylor Jr. in the Oct. 18 Triplicate.
For nearly two years, I had the honor and privilege of working with
Roger. He was an excellent co-worker and a great friend. Roger not only
had the mind of the brilliant scientist that he was, but he also had the
heart and soul of the sensitive and exquisite artist that he was. His
dry, incisive wit was punctuated with a touch of that wonderful brand of
cynicism that characterizes one who sees the world for exactly what it
is and wishes he could see something better.
During his short life, Roger was struggling to work out a difficult
and complex karma, one beset with many obstacles, frustrations and
hardships. Sometimes, in the calculus of human life, our equations don't
always balance, and, I regret, due to the circumstances of my own life,
I wasn't able to help Roger as much as I wanted.
Now that Roger has begun his new adventures in the spirit world, I
wish him well and sincerely pray for his happiness there and in his
Farewell, dear co-worker and friend; may we meet again in a better
and brighter world!
Shame on Triplicate for printing graphic description of murder
I know it's been awhile, but I just read your Sept. 1 article ("Death
details told: How victim died affects the charges") with the graphic
description of the murder of Taylor Powell.
Shame on you for printing those kinds of details about the brutal
murder of a young man. There are many friends and family members of
Taylor, including my own children, who are being exposed to details
about the murder that will leave a lasting effect on them.
It's hard enough to know the general details of the brutal murder but
when you share the gory details it goes beyond decency. The next time
you write a story about this upcoming trial show a little mercy on the
family and friends of Taylor Powell and keep the details out of it.
Taylor was a wonderful young man who is still very deeply missed by
many people. They don't need to be reminded of the horrific way in which
his young life was stolen from him. Maybe it sells more papers but it
takes a little bit of life from anyone who knew and loved Taylor who
reads your articles.
I implore you. Show some compassion for Taylor's family and friends.