Today’s L.A. Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:
Under President Reagan and both President Bushes, public sector employment increased, softening the economic effects of the recessions that occurred during each administration. If President Obama had the same help given to the Republican presidents (instead of cutting public sector jobs), unemployment would be almost a full percentage point lower.
Meanwhile, in the private sector, more jobs have been created under Obama in the last 27 months than during George W. Bush’s two terms, the stock market has rebounded and corporations have earned record profits.
The absurdity of these right-wing attacks is straight out of Monty Python, with GOP talking heads crowded around a critically injured patient (the economy) and accusing the doctor (Obama) of gross negligence. But every time the patient opens his eyes and mumbles “I’m not dead yet,” one of the nurses (Congress) hits him over the head and knocks him out again.