Villeneuve missed the point | Letters
September 12, 2012 · Updated 11:45 AM
I think you missed the point of the GOP convention. It’s the economy!
When President Obama took over, unemployment was at 7.8 percent and it is now 8.1 percent with 40 continuous months of unemployment over 8 percent. The American Recovery and Reinvestment act was supposedly a guarantee to keep unemployment under 8 percent.
The median income was $54,000 and is now $50,000. The price of gasoline was $1.82 per gallon and it is now $3.82. The National Debt was $10.6 trillion and is now $16 trillion. Data from FOX news broadcast on Sept. 4.
Mr. Villeneuve, I suggest that your cherry picked misleading trivia is totally irrelevant to the 23 million friends, neighbors and family members who are unemployed or underemployed in this nation of ours.
Mr. Obama, has given it his best shot for nearly four years. He said on Feb. 1, 2009, “If I don’t have this thing done in three years, then there is going to be a one term proposition.”
So be it.
Thomas R. Tritz, Kirkland