Letters to the Editor

No quick fixes for what Bush did

It looks as if a naysayer arrived on the local political scene coincidentally with the presidential inauguration.

Richard Ays (Letters, March 21) began his negative comments about President Obama with a letter on this page on Jan. 22, continued in the Seattle Times in February, and was back to grace the News-Times with his banal baloney last Saturday.

Obama’s predecessor required only a couple of years to turn a $5 trillion budget surplus into red ink with his one-note theme that tax relief for the rich will fix everything. It will take awhile to make a dent in Bush’s mess, so back off, Mr. Ays. If all you can do is parrot those other loudmouths, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly, you aren’t helping.

James Bruner

Oak Harbor

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