Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Culture of corruption?

EDITOR:

In reading Michael Miro’s letter, I could not disagree more. As I see it, President Obama is being asked to do his job with his hands tied behind his back. Everything he tries to do is voted down by the Republican-controlled Congress. Therefore, he has no choice but to appoint people to help without the approval of Congress.

Mr. Mikro, put yourself in the same position. What if you had a job that required a lot of help, but every time you tried to appoint an assistant, your bosses denied your request. There is no conspiracy here, no culture of corruption. We just have a man trying to do his best as president under very trying circumstances.

RICHARD Y. KERR
Placerville

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  • Ernie LouisJuly 08, 2013 - 12:57 pm

    7-8-2013 This is a debate the “Voter” should have. Who is leading and Who is Obstructing. We have work to do and need everyone to do their job. Ernie Louis

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  • Dee#1July 09, 2013 - 6:38 am

    Richard-the Republicans do not control Congress. The Republicans control the House which has nothing to do with appointments. It is the Democrat controlled Senate that has the responsiblity of approving appointments. Let's study a little high school civics please.

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  • Phil VeerkampJuly 16, 2013 - 5:44 pm

    Richard says, "Everything he tries to do is voted down by the Republican-controlled Congress." If only that were true! . . . no obabacare . . .if only that were true . . .

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  • cookie65July 17, 2013 - 6:51 am

    Were you in a coma during the 8 years of Bush? The leftists have controlled a minimum of 2/3's of DC since 2006 and controlled 3/3's of it from 2008-2010. The problem is you elected a community agitator instead of a leader. obama's obstacle is his desire to rule against the will of the people. The people don't want any part of his agenda. The continued decline in this country is because obama has gotten his way on many issues. This is hope and change, get used to it.

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  • cookie65July 17, 2013 - 7:29 am

    Phil, a little history on the hack Florida state attorney. She seems to only excel at her leftists bully (obama/jarrett) tactics. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/353633/angela-coreys-checkered-past-ian-tuttle?splash=

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  • Phil VeerkampJuly 17, 2013 - 8:41 am

    Cookie, Angela Corey is a VIPER. She is exhibit #1 in the argument against State power. She is THE POSTER CHILD democrat tactician.

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  • cookie65July 17, 2013 - 8:24 am

    This letter translates as simply as any other leftists victimization tripe. 2008 the radical left controlled the Whitehouse and had majorities in both houses of congress. 2010 they lost control of the house only. So for 2 years they controlled everything and for 2 years they controlled 2/3's of everything. Which according to the perpetual victims of the left makes the repubs responsible for the mess obama inherited in 2012. obama has successfully implemented every economic strategy known to leftism. Tax and spend, barrow and spend, print and spend, punish and demonize the private sector, expand regulations and restrictions, grow government, divide everyone and everything, expand entitlements, welfare, unemployment and disability, shrink the middle class and still no utopia.

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  • cookie65July 17, 2013 - 8:27 am

    Let's pretend for a minute that the lefts vote fraud and IRS sponsored vote suppression was not successful and Romney won. Would this letter be blaming the left opposing him?

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  • MartinJuly 17, 2013 - 11:19 am

    We wouldn't have this problem if he would do the well of the people instead of his well.

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  • kggJuly 17, 2013 - 1:30 pm

    well said mr. kerr - thank you.

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  • cookie65July 17, 2013 - 1:40 pm

    especially the part about putting myself in the same position. $100million vacations, lots of golf and partying like a rock star at the now off limits Whitehouse.

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  • cookie65July 17, 2013 - 8:11 pm

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/17/third-court-overturns-obama-recess-appointments/

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  • LpJuly 18, 2013 - 11:08 pm

    Let's all party at Kookie's house...! He or she knows more than us.

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