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GOP to blame

September 4, 2012
The Mining Journal

To the Journal editor:

U.S. representative and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was recently quoted as saying that after the election, presumably when he and Mitt Romney are elected, he expects Congress to work together in a bipartisan fashion to solve our economic problems. Why then can't they do that now?

The answer to that can be found in a recent Time magazine article titled "The Party of No." This article claims that since day one, the Republican leadership in both houses of Congress have forbidden their membership from working with Democrats for solutions to any of our national problems. I believe if you honestly look at the record since President Obama was elected, you will find all the proof you need.

The GOP has, since the midterm elections, effectively stymied any attempt to work in a bipartisan way. House GOP whip Eric Cantor and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell used their leadership positions to stop any and all progress that would in any way make the President look good. Their only goal has been to make President Obama a one-term president, not work on the country's problems.

For those of you wondering why the president hasn't done more to help the economy this is your answer. The GOP has thought it more important to replace President Obama than help fix the problems that face our citizens and our country.

If they want to place the blame for our circumstances, they should look in their mirrors.

Jeffrey Prusi




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