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So, Republicans, what is your plan? Just saying 'no' is not a plan

To The Daily Sun,

Scary times ahead. With the New Hampshire House and Senate in Republican control I fear for our citizens. Rumor has it that Bill O'Brien will be back in the saddle as state House speaker. Remember the disaster he and his then Republican majority perpetrated on the mentally ill in New Hampshire in 2011? That debacle is still reverberating in hospital emergency rooms today. It will take years to undo the damage that Legislature inflicted. Will there be more to come with the new leadership? Heaven help us.

Thank heavens our voters rejected Walt Havenstein, Scott Brown and Marilinda Garcia and their Tea Party extremism. Obviously New Hampshire voters have more common sense than the rest of the country.

So now what will you write about all you Obama haters? Probably not that the economy of the USA has been steadily on the rise since he took office. Home prices, the economy's gross domestic product, the total number of jobs and industrial production have all risen from when he took office. Major stock indices have all increased steadily, The NASDAQ by 200 percent, S&P 500 by 150 percent, the Dow Jones by over 100 percent. And this from Forbes in September 2014: "President Obama has achieved a 6.1 percent unemployment rate in his sixth year, fully one year faster than President Reagan did. At this point in his presidency, President Reagan was still struggling with 7.1 percent unemployment, and he did not reach into the mid-low 6 percent range for another full year. So, despite today's number, the Obama administration has still done considerably better at job creating and reducing unemployment than did the Reagan administration. We forecast unemployment will fall to around 5.4 percent by summer, 2015. A rate President Reagan was unable to achieve during his two terms. A dollar invested when Reagan assumed the presidency would have yielded a staggering 190 percent return. Such returns were unheard of prior to his leadership. However, it is undeniable that President Obama has surpassed the previous president. Investors have gained a remarkable 220 percent over the last 5.5 years. This level of investor growth is unprecedented by any administration, and has proven quite beneficial for everyone."

I suspect that the topics by the Boutins, Ewings, WIles, et. al. will remain the same: Obama hatred, all Democrats are the same and the country is going to Hades in a handbasket. Yes, they will continue to tell us all about the made-up "scandals" as if their party is squeaky clean, continue with the passive aggressive racial bigotry and idiotic conclusions based upon little if any sound research.

So here is a question for all Republicans out there: What is your plan? Just saying "No" to everything and refusing to compromise is not a plan. It's a recipe for another recession. What exactly will you do in D.C. and Concord?

In a way I am glad that the next two years will be under Republican control. The mess they create will make the Democratic comeback in 2016 even bigger including the White House. I just hope and pray they don't cause irreparable damage to this great country or its most vulnerable citizens.
God bless America.

Carol Stappi

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