I don’t know if Gary Sellers’ (Jan. 17) letter indicates he either blindly accepts the lies from the president and his pundits and repeats them like a parrot, or if he mentally processes it but refuses to verify anything because it fits his progressive ideology. These claims are nothing more than lies, half truths and smoke and mirrors.
Let’s take the “robust growth” claim — since June! The exact figures on gross domestic product from 2010 through 2013 averages an anemic 2.15%, and only late last year showed signs of improvement, mostly due to oil production on private land. The president takes credit for this, but has literally shut down oil production on federal land.
Obama’s “robust growth” is the worst recovery in the history of the U.S. The growth we’re experiencing is actually despite the president’s efforts to destroy business with regulations, higher taxes and the burden of Obamacare.
Cutting deficits in half? That is a ridiculous, deceitful statement. When you compare Obama’s six years in office: 2009-$1.16 trillion, 2014-$649 billion. Yes, it’s roughly half of his gigantic budget deficits, but the real issue is the growing $18-plus trillion deficit.