Letters to the Editor

Letter: GOP's predictions usually turn out wrong

The Republicans are notably terrible at making predictions.

  • The war in Iraq will be over in less than six months. Great vision with this prediction.
  • We will be welcomed as liberators in Iraq. Instead it caused the rise of ISIS.
  • The Affordable Care Act will cost jobs. All evidence indicates an increase in jobs.
  • Failure to approve the Keystone Pipeline will send gasoline prices soaring. Gas prices are at their lowest in years.
  • Republicans said Obama would raise taxes to all-time highs. It never happened. For most Americans, taxes are still lower now than they were under Reagan.
  • If we elect a Democratic president in 2008, Republicans guaranteed we would be hit by al-Qaeda again, perhaps worse than on 9/11. Did not happen.
  • When the Assault Weapons Ban was passed, Republicans predicted increasing rates of crime. There had been an increase in violent crime the prior 20 years, and it decreased the following 10 years.
  • The auto company bailout will destroy the industry. Actually GM ascended to near the top in sales volume internationally.
  • They predicted that Obama would be a job killer. We have had the longest monthly streak of continuous job growth in our nation's history.
  • Republicans predicted the 2001 tax cuts would create growth. Instead we got the worst recession since the Great Depression.
  • I cannot wait for their dire predictions for the next eight years of President Clinton.

    Richard Hammes