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GOP’s hatred of Obama is blocking all progress

We constantly hear how bad our economy is and, as usual, the blame falls on President Obama and his administration. Let’s go back to when Obama took office. We were coming off the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression. Instead of the Republicans stepping up to win some confidence from their staunch supporters, they met behind closed doors, led by House Speaker John Boehner and Sen. Mitch McConnell, to map their strategy to discredit and block any reforms Obama had to pull us out of this Great Recession.

This was a slap in the face not only to this administration, but to the American people. Who would think these elected officials would stoop so low as to bring more misery and suffering to us Americans, and then blame someone else? They showed us that they put their own political future ahead of America. This, I am sure, was more directed toward the millions of voters who turned their party down.

Four years later, they are doing the same dastardly deeds that are keeping America from moving forward. There are still bills in the House that could bring employment up and stop giving tax breaks to companies that leave our soil. Do they think for one minute that Americans don’t see the discrepancies between the rich and the middle class? They are trying their best to do away with so-called entitlements, which many of us earned, and that many children, senior citizens and the military are in desperate need of.

Let them pressure the wealthiest 1 percent or 2 percent of Americans who have gained so much more wealth thanks to a record-breaking stock market. This, by the way, was with no help from the radical GOP. I can imagine how the late President Dwight Eisenhower views his party now. He will go down in history as the “last” of the great Republican presidents and administrations.

Joe Procakiewicz

Eden