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Your Views: Letter writer fails to recognize accomplishments under Obama
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I am writing a rebuttal to the letter posted Dec. 27 from Gary Gambrell. He questions the intellect of all who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and again in 2012. He lists “facts” why our country is worse off during President Obama’s term in office, all of which I am sure he heard on Fox News.

If he would listen to other cable news programs and increase his reading outlets, he might broaden his knowledge of national and international politics. He would then be able to list the accomplishments in the past six years of President Obama’s administration. Specifically, 65 straight months of economic growth; a record 56 months of private sector job growth; unemployment falling from 10.1 percent to 5.9 percent; budget deficit reduced by two-thirds; fewer Americans in harm’s way in war zones; zero attacks by al-Qaida on US soil; and record stock market growth.

Instead of spouting off at “liberals,” Mr. Gambrell would be wiser to support the following proposals for the betterment of our country: Create millions of new jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure; raise the minimum wage to a living wage and supporting pay equity; lead the world in reversing global warming; support sensible gun laws to include background checks on all sales; increase funding for education; overturn Citizens United ruling.

I would hope that we could work together to solve the problems facing our country instead of closing our ears to only one view.

Sheila Nicholas
Gainesville

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