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Fri., Oct. 26, 2012

Things not looking better

The Oct. 7 Spokesman-Review was just enough. The headline article trumpeted the good news of a drop in the unemployment rate as “Obama seizes on improving statistics.” He claims the improvement as a result of his domestic policies. Other sources have indicated that the stats are skewed.

Obama has failed to act responsibly, and in a timely manner, to issues; embassy security, failure to establish a budget for three years and decreeing 900-plus executive orders, giving pause to ponder the timing of this wondrous unemployment rate.

If you want to believe it, you need to drink some more Kool-Aid. Simply stated, he lies. If perhaps he doesn’t lie, his stats do.

The headline of the second section reads, “Mayor hands out layoff notices.” The article indicated 100 jobs would be eliminated in the city’s 2013 budget. More people will be unemployed. Spokane is a small medium-size city. Larger cities are committed to layoffs to save money. More unemployed people.

The trickle-down effect; budget cuts, layoffs, less being bought, less being sold by local companies, manufacturers produce less, and more unemployment occurs.

Go ahead, Obama, tell us that things will get better.

John Searle

Spokane



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