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Middle class is reason Obama won

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From page A8 | December 04, 2012 |

Carol Moore wrote a letter (Nov. 26) complaining about the election results, stating that we must want higher taxes, higher prices at the gas pumps, higher food stamp costs, etc.

It’s just the other way around. We didn’t want higher taxes and the higher taxes belonged where they should be, on the rich and famous, or not-so famous, instead of on the middle guy where it has been all these years. The problem is the middle guy has been paying all these years and the fat guys at the top have been getting richer on the sweat of the middle class.

Four years ago they ran Tweedle-dee and this year they ran Tweedle-dummer, and one of these days they’ll stop running people like this and will realize what the people in the middle class are all about.

Above all else, President Obama proved he is not a president who runs and hides when it comes to taking care of business, doesn’t think self-deportation is such a good idea, and boosted Border Patrol agents on the border since that seems to be our biggest problem at this point.

Lloyd Willmschen

Fairfield

Letter to the Editor

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  • G-ManDecember 04, 2012 - 2:31 am

    The dumbing down of the middle class is how obama won

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  • laffsatliersDecember 04, 2012 - 7:11 am

    He won because the Tax Consumers outvoted the Tax Payers.

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  • S KDecember 04, 2012 - 7:33 am

    You forgot to mention 2008's running mate DUMBEST who sunk McCain from the get go, Sarah Palin :-). Great looking BOD, but she was running on very little RAM and a very slow PROCESSOR>>LOL

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  • CD BrooksDecember 04, 2012 - 7:37 am

    Obama didn't win as much as the Republican philosophy and lack of character lost. Trying to make this an issue over taxes, the middle or elite class is incorrect. The GOP is simply not likeable. Their beliefs are too far right and they must bring a more moderate plan to the table. It really is that simple.

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  • Tom ChalkDecember 04, 2012 - 8:05 am

    CD: Obama's "likeability factor" is directly related to the amount of free stuff he and his party give out. I believe this likeability will soon be diminished when the middle class realizes it has been bamboozled. Fallout from Obamacare, draconian measures by the EPA and the coming avalanche of new business regulations should prove once again that "there is no free lunch." All of these issues will land like a sucker punch on the middle class, in spite of Dem mantras about saving it from the evil capitalists. I know you are on his team, but your quarterback is following the wrong playbook. Can't wait 'till the 2016 draft!

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  • CD BrooksDecember 04, 2012 - 8:16 am

    TC, the "giveaways" is just more hype than I care to address. Along with all the other negative downside. I ranted about losing our rights and freedoms and many of you argued against that, but America recognized it and reacted with fear and mistrust. The Republican candidates never offered anything resembling cohesion or direction and that is ultimately what cost them. Conversely, Gary Johnson had a great platform and positive message. IMO, if he had wider support and visibility, he probably would have won this election.

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  • DJKDecember 04, 2012 - 8:06 am

    The Republican Party has done this to themselves over the past 30 years. Social issues play too important a role in Republican policy. I could be on board with fiscal constraint and sound ideas regarding social security, taxes, & medicare/medicaid but when the religious zealots try to control the conversation and have a "take all" attitude that is where I lose interest. Just think back to nearly two years ago watching the Republican primaries and you see the real GOP. Hating gays, hating non-christian/jew religon, and hating the less fortunate because they aren't trying hard enough.

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  • CD BrooksDecember 04, 2012 - 8:11 am

    DJK, I could not agree more.

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  • Rich GiddensDecember 04, 2012 - 8:53 am

    What American middle class would that be? Oh, the one that government destroyed with their good intentions. So where is the good outcome in all of this since Californians made their choice of more repressive government tyranny along with higher taxes, higher unemployment and higher consumer prices? Its not there! Things will not get better. They will get worse and the lying in the government-media complex will get worse too. What happens when it all collapses and the food stamps, housing vouchers, welfare and free healthcare stops? All those supporters of Obama's road to Cairo will turn even more vicious and savage then they already are. and savage

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