President's policies have done little to aid economy, health care

Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2004

Today I happened to check the two stock market indexes. I then checked them both for January 2001, when President Bush took office. The DOW Jones 30 was 10,587.5 and today it's 9,894.4 down 693.1. The NASDAQ was 2,770.38 and today it's 1,903.02 down 867.36.

Health expenses are going through the roof and the president says we can't have "government managed" health care. This is puzzling as both he and Sen. Kerry have "government managed" health care.

And finally, President Bush says there is no problem with outsourcing American jobs to other countries; he calls it "free enterprise." However, he has a problem with seniors buying drugs in Canada. Isn't that free enterprise, too?

I don't know how much longer we can take the "Bush Recovery". The main ingredient seems to be "baloney of mass destruction."

Ron Drathman

Homer



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