Letter: Can’t afford Republicans

Dec. 21, 2013 @ 11:38 PM

To the editor:

I’ve never been one to blindly follow or support a particular political party. I’ve always looked at the particular issues and based my decision on the issue rather than the stance of a political group. I am registered as a Democrat but I have some beliefs that correspond with the Republican Party.

However, watching the debacle in Washington and the awful choices that our state representatives are making makes me reconsider ever agreeing with the GOP. It’s no secret that this Congress is the least productive in American history.

This isn’t an opinion but a proven fact. Congress has been held back by Republicans who only want to keep President Obama from doing anything.

North Carolina is even worse. This state can’t afford to have a Republican controlled government. Shortly after Gov. Pat McCroy took office, unemployment was cut. Every dollar taken from unemployment is one less dollar in our economy. People aren’t trying to live off of others. They just don’t have jobs available to them. The clear division between the haves and the have nots is widening.

President Obama took a Republican made model for health care and enacted it but now the Republicans won’t stop trying to railroad that too. When will enough be enough. I urge everyone to look at the facts and let’s get these Republicans out of office so that our country and state can move forward.

Scott Hughes