I again read with amusement Scarbro’s column regarding the mess he expects a Republican Congress to fix now they have control of Congress. Unemployment went from 10 percent to 5.8 percent since 2008. That mess? The federal deficit is the smallest since 2008. Must be that mess. Or the fact oil prices are the lowest again since 2008. Well, that mess is a real hardship on Joe Public. We are able to spend money in places other than at the gas pump, forcing retailers to order more goods and manufacturers to make more products. Hard on everyone. Then there’s the ACA – 10 million people have signed up for health insurance and many of them did not have health insurance before. That’s a real mess for hospitals and doctors who now have to treat more people who have insurance.
Then there’s the Keystone Pipeline project, which Scarbro brags about. This project will provide 20,000 jobs, but he does not say how long these jobs will last. A month? A year? A lifetime? 320,000 jobs were created in one month, November 2014. 320,000 vs 20,000. Who has bragging rights on that one?
The Bush Administration left this country in the worst shape in 50 years, yet Scarbro wants a Republican Congress and a Republican President. Wonder how long it will take them to take us back to the glory days of the Bush Administration.