Obama should look in mirror

FresnoJuly 8, 2014 

Reading the text of President Obama's recent statement on the economy and the funding, or lack of, for the Highway Trust Fund, I know that he is doing what he prefers: Present his case to the press and act like he has been doing all he can to solve this problem.

As with other legislative topics, he can place the blame on others but not on himself. He was in the U.S. Senate for all of four years and then became president with unfulfilled promises. During Obama's time in the Senate and as president, the Congressional Budget Office has acknowledged that spending has exceeded revenues in the Highway Trust Fund, yet spending continued.

Having a majority in the House and Senate during his first two years as president did not motivate him to solve the funding shortage. Now it is time to blame others, just in time for the elections.

Miguel Lopez Jr.

Reedley

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