To the editor:
We were recently greeted with the information that the jobless rate has dropped below the 8 percent level. To most citizens who would wish that this improvement would continue, this is great news. But what do we hear from the political machine? Rush Limbaugh has claimed that the “regime” (as he calls the current administration) has manipulated the numbers. Other “conservative” voices have also dismissed this news as false, fraudulent and otherwise unsatisfactory to their drumbeat that the current president has “failed.”
We the citizens want a government that is engaged in making our lives more livable, and a significant part of this is the availability of jobs and the decrease of unemployment.
Fabricating lines of attack against the current administration is not what we want to hear.
So, I ask, what is it going to be, Republicans? Is it going to be my way or the highway? Is the glass half full or half empty? Is this good news for the country? Or is it just a reduction in the size of the hammer you need to continue pounding on the current administration? I am listening right now to Gov. Romney trashing this positive news that we have received.
Americans are concerned that whoever is in office is in favor of good unemployment reduction news and not real impressed with those who would spin it to their political advantage.