I am responding to Ted Skinner's letter on July 22. He stated that things are worse now since President Obama took office. It's obvious he's not an Obama fan, but to state we are worse off is a stretch. Let's see -- we're winding down on the second of two unnecessary and costly wars, the economy is better, unemployment is down, and millions of Americans now have health insurance.
Skinner stated, "Obamacare was jammed down our throats when in fact no one in Congress even knew what it was." Is that a fact? The fact is, millions of Americans now have health insurance who didn't previously.
He criticizes the president for his weak foreign policy. Would Skinner suggest we send in troops to fix things like we did in Iraq and Afghanistan?
I disagree with Skinner. Things are better than they were when the president first took office.
The thing that is disturbing is the lack of cooperation from the Republican Party to work with the president to pass meaningful legislation.
TONY SCHOUVILLER, Pasco