Letter to the Editor:
I was reminded recently how misguided government regulations, and deregulations, have contributed to America's problems. The cries for "smaller government" with less regulation and interference are rational, but there was still an incomplete problem statement. This needed attention before I had an action item; my vote.
Everything is on the political table; education, healthcare, jobs and economy. Improvements are needed, yet issues are so intertwined we fear any change. Imagine hundreds of politicians trying to untangle a pile of spaghetti, while keeping most of it for themselves. They're getting it knotted up tighter. We know party politics of power and control will never change, so improvements will come slow at best. We need a group, and leader, to carefully pick it apart without breaking it. This is the environment we are working with.
You must start somewhere with the spaghetti. The Obama administration has made some progress, even if it does seem small and slow. Manufacturing and employment levels are improving. Healthcare system reform scares everyone, yet has been a goal for decades. Financial institutions are fighting regulation, yet expect bailouts when they fail. We know the Bush-era economic strategy was fatally flawed, but this seems to be the Romney-Ryan plan also.
Do Romney or Ryan have any experience creating manufacturing jobs? They criticize, but have offered no new idea on how to deal with the spaghetti tangle. I urge readers to be patient and allow the present administration to continue their efforts. This is going to take time.
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