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LETTERS: Blaming the GOP has become boorish

To the editor:

Having just read Erin Bibray’s letter in the Oct. 25 Review-Journal (“Editorial off mark; Heck, GOP at fault for CDC’s Ebola response”), it never ceases to amaze me to what lengths those seeking office will go to.

The reflex of Washington Democrats, or those who want to join them, is to blame Republicans for everything. This is becoming boring and just plain silly. If Ms. Bilbray, the Democratic candidate in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, was honest and had honor — difficult for any Democrat, I know — she would admit that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health have been fully funded and have received plenty of dollars leading up to the current Ebola crisis.

These agencies, along with others such as the IRS, the State Department and Eric Holder’s Justice Department, have been derelict in their duty to work for and protect the citizens they are supposed to serve. You want more money for the CDC and NIH, Ms. Bilbray? How about asking their leadership how they have been spending their money? Have all the dollars gone to research to developing cures or vaccines for infectious diseases like Ebola? Or have the dollars been wasted on questionable research on the mating habits of certain animals and insects or why certain people are obese?

As for sequestration, this was legislation developed by Republicans and Democrats and signed into law by President Barack Obama. The current budget indicates the federal government gets more than $2.7 trillion every year from those of us who are producers in the private sector, Ms. Bilbray. You and your fellow Democrats want more taxes with more intrusive and incompetent government agencies making policy? Good luck.

First, we citizens want more return on the tax dollars already being sent to Washington and spent on our behalf. We need all government agencies to be more efficient with how they spend our tax dollars. That is a concept called return on investment; you should study it. Until I see Democrats spending wisely, holding government agencies accountable to their mission and not blaming Republicans for what ails the country, I will be voting for Republicans like Dr. Joe Heck.

DAVID CHEONIS

HENDERSON

It’s Republicans’ fault

To the editor:

Because all the Republican pundits are blaming President Barack Obama for everything from Africa to the zoo in Congress, I would like to refresh some one-sided memories.

These pundits always scream, “Yeah, there goes Obama again, blaming Bush for all of our problems.” I blame President George W. Bush and his vice president, Dick Cheney, for inciting the problems and the do-nothing House of Representatives for hindering the progress of solving them. President Obama’s approval rating is around 40 percent, but the House and the Bush administration had ratings lower than whale dung.

Let’s throw out some facts: If our elected government wasn’t weak and scared into giving Mr. Bush and his gang support for bombing Iraq, would we have the mess that is now taking place in those Arab countries? I think not. We opened the door to the lunatic bin and all the wackos surfaced. They not only hate America and its neighbors, they also hide behind their women and children.

When President Obama was sworn in, we were in a dire economic crisis. The stock market tanked and your 401(k) went with it. Now stocks are at record highs thanks to this administration’s policies. Unemployment was as high as Congress’ approval rating is low. Today it is at a six-year low and improving every month with no thanks to House Speaker John Boehner and his gang. They stopped any progress by not even permitting a floor vote on jobs and infrastructure bills.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was harmed by the Republicans when they forced the sequester cuts on Washington. Now that the Ebola virus is in our country, they blame our president. Get a grip, folks. Our crises have a GOP smiley face on them. Are all you Republican voters seniors without a high school diploma?

DON ELLIS

HENDERSON

 

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