Brian Peterson, Sartell
I am writing in response to an opinion of Mr. Scarbro I just read (With Repulican-led Congress, I have great expectations) published in the Jan. 2 edition.
After reading his take on the condition of our country under President Obama and how the new Republican Congress is going to “right the ship,” I ask what country has he been living in during the last six years?! In my opinion, the Obama years have been the best we’ve had in a long time. Just look at all his accomplishments listed in the Newsleader editor’s column published in the same issue. Who knows how much better Obama could have done without the all-out smear tactics and stalemates of the far-right-wing Republicans.
Scarbro, your statement that the price of gasoline is falling due to the chance the new Congress might overturn the Keystone Pipeline Initiative is utterly ridiculous. I say as Americans we can only hope the new Congress doesn’t destroy all the progress made in the last six years.
In closing, I’ll also ask why the good Scarbro isn’t here in Sartell during winter with the rest of us? I too am retired and spend much of my free time with my grandchildren after moving here last summer. The good life is right here in Minnesota – summer and winter!
Happy New Year!