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To the Editor: Republicans Win; Why?

by Pasadena Independent
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One nagging question remains! Economic prosperity is back, the unemployment rate has steadily gone down, millions of uninsured people now have medical insurance, the auto industry is healthy again, the stock market has hit an all time high which in turn has improved 401(k) holdings of the middle class, gas prices keep going down, and Ebola is under control. So why did voters give Republicans a lop-sided victory in the midterm elections? Were voters unhappy that there are millions of more jobs, that the President has stimulated economic growth, worked at boosting wages, improving infrastructure, controlling health care costs?

Do the Republicans with their base of anti-abortion, anti-gay, anti-immigration and Tea Party reactionaries represent mainstream America? Were American voters saying they want continued Tea Party Republican obstruction, gridlock and dysfunction. Were American voters saying they wanted more Republican voodoo economics? What were voters thinking when they gave ‘do-nothing’ Republicans control of Congress again?

-Ron Lowe
Santa Monica

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